Pinchback Industrial obtains final judgment in wrongful termination case

David Yates Jan. 11, 2011, 3:55am

Sued for wrongful termination in November 2009, Pinchback Industrial recently obtained a final judgment ordering the company discharged from the lawsuit.

As the Southeast Texas Record previously reported, Sean D. Lacroix filed suit against his former employer, Pinchback, alleging he was terminated after he persistently requested the chance to see a doctor on the company's dime for an alleged workplace injury.

He claimed he was working at Pinchback, where he had been employed since 1994, when he suffered an on-the-job injury to his lower back on March 12, 2009.

On Oct. 7, Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court entered a final judgment in the case, ordering that Lacroix take nothing from Pinchback "and that all parties shall bear and pay their own attorneys' fees and costs of court."

Court records show the parties had reached a settlement and jointly asked the court to enter the judgment.

Lacroix was seeking a judgment for back wages, front pay and punitive, actual and exemplary damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, and attorneys' fees.

He was represented by Eric Wayne Newell, Jason L. Cansler and Ryan Douglas White of Brent Coon and Associates in Beaumont.

Pinchback was represented by attorney Robert Hambright of the Beaumont law firm Orgain Bell & Tucker.

Case No. A185-325

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