Discovery proceeding in slip and fall against Taco Bell

David Yates Mar. 9, 2015, 2:22pm


Discovery is still ongoing in a lawsuit brought by a woman who slipped and fell while filling up on soda at a Beaumont Taco Bell.

Barbara Guillory filed suit against the fast food chain Sept. 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show the latest filing in the case, a certificate of discovery, came Wednesday, March 4 and states Guillory served Taco Bell with her responses to its requests for disclosure and production, in addition to her answers for Taco Bell’s first set of interrogatories.

Court records also show Taco Bell answered the suit on Oct. 15, asserting a general denial.

Taco Bell further contends that Guillory’s claims are barred under the doctrine of comparative fault, meaning the company maintains it does not bear responsibility for her alleged damages.

According to her complaint, Guillory claims she was eating with her husband at the Taco Bell located at 6365 Phelan Blvd. in Beaumont on June 28 when she attempted to refill her drink.

While at the drink station, Guillory slipped and fell on a greasy and slimy substance on the floor.

Because of her fall, Guillory incurred medical costs, endured physical pain and mental anguish and suffered disfigurement, the suit states.

Guillory seeks an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, attorneys’ fees and other relief the court deems just.

Dan Ducote Jr. of Moore Landrey in Beaumont represents her.

Taco Bell is represented Craig Wilcox, attorney for the Houston law firm Adams and Reese.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B196-091

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