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Mardi Gras Madness

A quick search of case law makes it apparent that attending Mardi Gras parades can be dangerous! Even by volunteering in them, you risk life and limb.

So to liven up this February, we’re having a Mardi Gras contest! Do your best legal sleuthing to locate the Mardi Gras masks hidden in the library and you will win a prize. The contest runs from Monday, February 16 until the prizes are depleted or we decide to move on to a new display, whichever comes first.

The Contest

Use the clues below to find the correct case involving Mardi Gras. Then look up the case in the print regional reporters in order to locate a Mardi Gras mask. Bring the mask to the circulation desk to claim your prize! One prize per person.

  • A parade spectator was injured by a coconut thrown from a parade float.
  • A parade float volunteer suffered a severed finger.
  • A spectator was injured by a pickup truck during a parade.
  • A spectator was hit by a cabbage thrown from a parade float during an Irish-Italian parade.
  • A spectator was injured by a falling sign after that sign was hit by a bag of beads thrown by a parade float rider.

Mardi Gras Terms

You may read some terms you are unfamiliar with in these cases. Visit http://www.neworleanscvb.com/calendar-events/mardi-gras/lingo/ to learn the Mardi Gras lingo.


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