Company misidentified in trailer lawsuit story

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 17, 2009, 9:16am

A Feb. 10 story on the Southeast Texas Record Web site, "Trailer companies sued after toddler unlatches ramp," incorrectly identified one of the lawsuit defendants through the use of another company's logo.

The logo accompanying the story is that of Ironhorse Trailers Inc., a Tennessee based corporation, which is not a party to the Feb. 5 lawsuit filed in Jefferson County and according to company spokesperson Julie Heard has no business relationship of any kind with the defendants in question.

Ironhorse Trailers LLC, a limited liability company based in Texas, is the defendant in the lawsuit which alleges a Southeast Texas toddler was injured when he unhitched a trailer ramp.

In addition, according to Julie Heard, Ironhorse Trailers Inc. does not manufacture utility trailers and does not use latches of the type described in the plaintiff's suit on the motorcycle carriers it manufactures.

The Record also incorrectly referenced the Web site of Ironhorse Trailers Inc. in the story.

The Southeast Texas Record apologizes to Ironhorse Trailers Inc. for visually connecting its copyrighted company logo to the lawsuit and for any harm to the company's sales or reputation that the mistake may have caused.

Please see the attachment for a copy of the plaintiff's original complaint.

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