Appeals Court Remands Suit Against Tunica-Biloxi’s Casino Employees

Order and Memorandum in re Zaunbrecher v. Succession of David, 2015-769 (La. App. 3 Cir. 12/9/15) here.

An appeals court affirmed the Paragon Casino’s immunity from suit for the death of Blake Zaunbrecher, who was killed by a drunk driving patron in 2013.  However, the court reversed the decision to extend that immunity to its employees.   It found that the bartender and security guards could have a personal duty to the decedent that will make them personally liable.  It remanded the case to the 12th Judicial District Court to decide whether to stay all proceedings until resolution of a similar suit in Tribal court.