Taco Bell non-suited from slip and fall

David Yates Apr. 21, 2015, 8:06am


A lawsuit brought by a woman who slipped and fell while filling up on soda at a Beaumont Taco Bell has been dismissed.

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

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.

Court records show that April 8 a final notice of non-suit was entered in the case, stating that Guillory no longer wishes to pursue her claims against Taco Bell.

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

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

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

Guillory sought 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.

Case No. B196-091

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