This Just In: Recent civil suits filed in Galveston County District Courts

Marilyn Tennissen May 8, 2008, 7:32am

April 28

  • Rina Reid vs. Discount Tire Company of Texas

    PA � Andrew Seerden , J � Lonnie Cox

    Rina Reid accuses Discount Tire of failing to prevent a hazard on a concrete ramp. Reid said she fell on the ramp while trying to make her way inside. The suit also names Halle & Von Voightlander Partnership as a defendant.

    Reid alleges the store is negligent for failing to inform her about exercising caution with the said ramp.

    The plaintiff is seeking damages for pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, impairment, medical treatment, court costs and interest.

    Case No. 08CV0436

    May 1

  • David P. and Jennifer K. Salyer vs. Richard Barto et al

    PA � McCloud Alexander, J � John Ellisor

    A local lawyer and his wife blame an air conditioning retailer and related entities for extensive damages to their 130-year-old historical home.

    Attorney David P. Salyer and Jennifer K. Salyer accuse Richard and Jennifer Barto and Patrick Clayton, Clayton Air Conditioning, Clayton Air Conditioning LLP and Rheem Sales Company Inc. of manufacturing and installing an air conditioning and heating system the Salyers were told would "be more efficient and capable of cooling and heating the home more evenly, more adequately, and less expensively than the existing system," but failed to do so.

    The Salyers believe the defendants' practices may have violated the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protect Act.

    Overall, the Salyers claim negligence against the defendants and seek damages including but not limited to economic deficiency and mental anguish.

    Case No. 08CV0456

  • Joshua and Christina Lackey vs. Oscar Gale Cochran III

    PA � Greg Reed, J � David Garner

    A Bexar County couple is seeking damages from a local man for the drowning death of their son.

    Joshua and Christina Lackey of Converse filed a lawsuit against Oscar Gale Cochran III, alleging the Santa Fe resident's property lacked a protective structure that would have prevented the boy from gaining access to a nearby pond.

    They accuse Cochran of negligence and wrongful death.

    "The defendant did not exercise reasonable care to eliminate the danger or otherwise protect Braden Trace Lackey and defendant's breach proximately caused the accident and Braden Trace Lackey's subsequent drowning."

    Case No. 08CV0452

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