Mardi Gras and other Fests


Mardi Gras in New Orleans is said to be the greatest free show on earth. The festival certainly presents countless opportunities to acquire covert video footage of suspicious claimants. St Patrick's Day is also a great time for footage. So many summer festivals in the area.

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Carrying Child on Shoulders

Carrying Child on Shoulders

Claimant alleges "pain in mind and body". He was caught on video carrying child on shoulders and holding him up to reach for beads being thrown from passing floats.

Person Riding a Scooter

Mardi Gras Video

Riding a scooter at a Mardi Gras Parade.

Claimant alleges a neck injury. He was observed both with and without a neck collar during surveillance.

Person Lifting Their Child Up

Mardi Gras

Claimant caught on video lifting their child up onto their shoulders to catch throws.

Claimant alleges a back injury and was at times using a cane but only on occasion when he thought he might be followed from a deposition or Dr's appt. As is obvious here, he can lift a child up over his head with no noticeable difficulty.

Throwing Beads at a Mardi Gras Parade

Throwing Beads at a Mardi Gras Parade

This claimant (in the maroon shirt) alleges "Pain in Mind and Body" but feels well enough to be out walking in a parade.

Person Bending

Bending for Every Throw

Claimant (bending) makes sure that he gets every throw.

The claimant (center, bending) alleged in his deposition that he has a back injury. The injury certainly did not stop him from picking up Mardi Gras throws off the ground by bending his back rather than squatting with his legs.

Lady Dancing and Having Fun

Happy Mardi Gras!

Dancing and catching throws doesn't bother this claimant's alleged neck and back injuries.

The claimant alleges a neck and back injury and was videotaped drinking numerous beers, dancing and catching throws. What fun we both had that day!

Carrying a Ladder

Carrying Parade Ladder

This claimant alleges a back injury but is observed carrying a Mardi Gras ladder a long distance down the parade route.

Lifting a Child for Beads

Lifting Child for Beads

Another Mardi Gras parade for our "injured" claimant?

The claimant is hoisting a child up to a Mardi Gras float allowing the child to reach for throws. The claimant alleges a neck and back injury.

Group of People Partying at Mardi Gras

Partying at Mardi Gras

Despite numerous upper body injuries, this claimant (center) was observed catching throws, dancing, and drinking beer all day at parades.

This claimant (center, in navy jacket) alleges a right shoulder, neck, arm and hand injury as the result of an automobile accident. The claimant was seen catching throws, dancing and drinking beer during day-long Mardi Gras parading.

Large Group of People at Mardi Gras

Partying at Mardi Gras

New Orleans can't have enough parades for this active claimant.

This claimant (lifting arm, wearing white cap) could not resist a parade passing by her residence. The parades are therapeutic; they make people do things that they say in their depositions that they cannot do. The claimant has an alleged neck and back injury. What did she NOT do this Mardi Gras season?