Chuck E Cheese settles playground injury suit

David Yates Jul. 20, 2010, 12:41pm

Less than two months after a lawsuit was filed, the owners of Chuck E. Cheese opted to settle with a Harris County woman who blamed the pizzeria for failing to supervise her son as he played on a slide.

The Southeast Texas Record previously reported that Pat Wilson filed a lawsuit April 23 in Jefferson County District Court against CEC Entertainment, doing business as Chuck E. Cheese.

Wilson's minor son, King Hall fell from a playground slide and broke his arm.

Rather than argue it was Wilson's responsibility to monitor her son, Chuck E. Cheese settled the suit in mid June for an undisclosed amount.

On July 19 Wilson successfully petitioned Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, to begin withdrawing settlement funds from the account set up for her son.

In her suit, Wilson says she took her son to the Chuck E. Cheese on Dowlen Road in Beaumont on Dec. 2, 2008. Hall was playing in an "overly crowded area" where "it was clear there was not proper supervision from the employees."

Wilson argued that because of his fall, Hall will experience a diminished earning capacity and suffered physical impairment, mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement.

She was also suing for her loss of parental consortium and incurred medical costs.

Jonathan C. Juhan of Beaumont represented her.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-668

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