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Richard Duplantier, Jr. and Lindsey Soboul Obtain Summary Judgment for Charter School

A Louisiana state court entered summary judgment in favor of the firm’s client, a New Orleans charter school, on the grounds that the school did not owe a duty to supervise a student who was not in the school’s custody.  New Orleans attorneys, Richard G. Duplantier, Jr. and Lindsey M. Soboul, successfully argued that the duty of a school to supervise a student ceases after the school bus safely transports the student to his destination and departs the vicinity. The court dismissed the case against the charter school because once the student was safely delivered to his bus stop, the duty to supervise fell with his guardian and/or caretaker.