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Pinegar v. Harris
Citation:20 So.3d 1081 (La. App. 2009)
Brooklynn Pinegar, the four-year-old daughter of Jamie Pinegar (plaintiff) and Bradley Harris (defendant), was injured while visiting the home of Michael Casico (defendant) with her father. After playing with her and giving her a snack, Harris left his daughter in a chair in the dining room to watch cartoons while he watched football with Casico. Approximately four to five feet from the floor and outside of the reach of Brooklynn sat a bowl containing a pet turtle. A few seconds later Harris heard a crash and found his daughter on the floor with the broken bowl, bleeding from two lacerations on her face. The Pinegar sued Harris and Casico for negligently failing to supervise Brooklynn. Casico and his insurance company filed a motion for summary judgment on the grounds that Casico had no duty to supervise Brooklynn.
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