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Jones v. Iberia Parish Government

Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Third Circuit

September 26, 2018

AGNES JONES, ET AL
v.
IBERIA PARISH GOVERNMENT, ET AL

          APPEAL FROM THE SIXTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT PARISH OF IBERIA, NO. 125902 HONORABLE LEWIS H. PITMAN, JR., DISTRICT JUDGE

          Rebecca M. Massa Blake Jones Law Firm, LLC COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFF/APPELLANT: Agnes Jones Agnes Jones o/b/o Yokohana Jones

          Joslyn Renee Alex The Alex Law Firm COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE: Joshua Washington

          Allison M. Ackal Borne, Wilkes & Rabalais COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT/APPELLEE: Iberia Parish Government Iberia Parish Public Works Department City of New Iberia

          Court composed of John E. Conery, D. Kent Savoie, and Candyce G. Perret, Judges.

          D. KENT SAVOIE, JUDGE.

         Plaintiff, Agnes Jones, appeals the judgment of the trial court, granting the City of New Iberia's Exception of Prescription and dismissing her claims with prejudice. For the following reasons, we affirm.

         Facts and Procedural History

         Jones alleges that she lost her footing, fell, and sustained injuries as a result of a defective walkway located at 909 East Pershing Street in New Iberia, Louisiana on March 14, 2014. On March 9, 2015, Jones filed a Petition for Damages, individually and on behalf of her minor child, naming as defendants Iberia Parish Government, Iberia Parish Public Works Department, and Joshua Washington, the owner of the premises.

         Jones filed a supplemental petition on February 22, 2017, adding as defendants the City of New Iberia and the New Iberia Public Works Department.[1] The City of New Iberia filed an Exception of Prescription on April 13, 2017, arguing they did not have timely notice of the lawsuit. The trial court heard the exception on July 21, 2017, and rendered judgment in favor of the City of New Iberia on August 14, 2017. Jones now appeals.

         Assignments of Error

         Jones assigns the following errors to the trial court's judgment:

1. Whether the trial court improperly held the City of New Iberia and Iberia Parish Government require a "connection" in order for a timely filed suit against one defendant to interrupt prescription as to both defendants?
2. Whether the trial court erred in failing to determine the City of New Iberia, Iberia Parish Government and Joshua Washington are joint tortfeasors such that ...

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