No Right of Action for Non-Party

In Ledet v. Robinson Helicopter Co., the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the First Circuit held an agreement between a plaintiff, who filed suit following the death of her husband, and third parties to indemnify and hold harmless from any claim, demand, lien, suit or cause of action arising from the incident giving rise to a lawsuit does not create a right of action in favor of a non-party to that agreement when that party seeks reimbursement for worker’s compensation benefits paid.  In this matter, the workers’ compensation insurance carrier had no right of action against the representative to enforce a settlement made between the representative and other third parties in an effort to seek reimbursement for workers’ compensation benefits paid to the representative.