Hospitality And Retail

By being open to the public, retail businesses have greater exposure to personal injury litigation.  In fact, while increased sales means business growth, it also means increased risk of injury and litigation.  For decades, we have represented both local and national businesses in the retail and hospitality industry and understand the attendant legal implications some of which are low risk, while others are potentially devastating.  Our attorneys have handled claims related to property defects, premises liability, including trip and falls, negligent security, third party criminal liability, falling merchandise, equipment failure, and natural disasters.     

We aggressively defend our clients from institution of suit through trial. We conduct thorough investigations at the outset to expose potentially fraudulent claims, and pursue tender of the claim if possible and appropriate. Our strong knowledge of the law and thorough pre-trial discovery has earned us great success in obtaining summary dismissal of these claims. In addition, we offer risk management services that includes policy review and implementation as well as training.  An up to date knowledge of merchant liability rulings helps us provide our clients with an edge by keeping litigation costs down and avoiding litigation altogether. 

From the Blog:

Spirits of Louisiana at the Old State Capitol

Erlingson Banks attorney Tara Johnston Mahaffey attended Spirits of Louisiana at the Old State Capitol on October 24, 2019. This annual event celebrates the spirit of the National Historic Landmark, and the funds raised will support a new website and traveling exhibits.

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DRI Annual Meeting

Mary Erlingson had the pleasure of serving as the Governmental Liability Annual Chair at the DRI Annual Meeting last week in New Orleans. Mary is pictured with David MacMain of the MacMain Law Group in West Chester, PA and Stafford Wood of Covalent Logic in Baton...

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Belly Up with the Bar

Erlingson Banks attorneys and staff had a great time Friday night at Belly Up With the Bar! #BatonRougeBarAssociation

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