Eugene N. Cookmeyer, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Louisiana Department of Highways, Defendant-appellee, 433 F.2d 386 (5th Cir. 1970)Annotate this Case
Gerald P. Webre, Leonard A. Calcagno, Metairie, La., for plaintiff-appellant.
Philip K. Jones, Norman L. Sisson, Baton Rouge, La., Jesse S. Guillot, New Orleans, La., for defendant-appellee.
Before WISDOM, COLEMAN, and SIMPSON, Circuit Judges.
The plaintiff-appellant fell from his motorcycle while crossing a pontoon bridge on a state highway. He sued the state department of highways for injuries thus sustained. The District Court held that it lacked admiralty jurisdiction because the structure was, in fact, a bridge and not a vessel.
The decision of the District Court is reported, 309 F. Supp. 881 (E.D., La., 1970).
We affirm on the published opinion of the court below.
Rule 18, 5th Cir.; See Isbell Enterprises, Inc. v. Citizens Casualty Co. of New York et al., 5th Cir. 1970, 431 F.2d 409, Part I