Continuance sought in suit that accused Motiva for negligently managing traffic

David Yates Jan. 12, 2015, 3:29pm


A pair of defendants in a suit first brought against Motiva for not properly managing traffic and preventing a rear-end collision are seeking a continuance.

On April 5, 2012, Diedric Gonzales filed suit against Eugene Albritton, Tammi Todd and Motiva in Jefferson County District Court.

Jeff’s Truck and Equipment and Rosalita Medellin were later added as defendants.

The case is slated for trial sometime this month.

Court records show that on Jan. 7 Jeff’s Truck and Medellin filed a motion for continuance to push the case back to the court’s March 2015 docket, contending the parties have an opportunity to mediate the case.

A hearing on the matter was slated Monday in Judge Shuffield’s 136th District Court but was cancelled.

The plaintiff’s original petition states that on Sept. 23, 2011, Gonzales was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on State Highway 73. The vehicle slowed due to traffic congestion being directed by Motiva when Albritton rear-ended the car. Albritton was rear-ended by Todd.

The plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Germer PLLC attorneys Collin Shellenberger and Jason Hughes represent Jeff’s Truck and Medellin.

Case No. A192-274

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