Company wants to keep corporate rep from deposition in pedestrian death case

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 6, 2011, 2:40pm


GALVESTON - Gullett & Associates Inc. has objected to a notice of deposition of its corporate representative for a lawsuit involving the death of a pedestrian.

Recent court documents filed May 26 in the Galveston County 56th District Court show Gullett & Associates cannot provide personnel with knowledge of commercial vehicles because it does not own, operate or lease any commercial vehicles.

It received the notice on May 11.

The company faces a lawsuit filed Jan. 24, 2010, over the death of a pedestrian in Dickinson two years ago.

Robert Meek alleges Gullett & Associates employee Robert Mark Clarke struck and killed his wife with a vehicle belonging to the company as she crossed the street on March 16, 2009.

According to the original petition, Jackie Meek was attempting to walk across the intersection of FM 517 East and Country Club Drive when Clarke "suddenly and without warning" collided with her.

The suit blames the driver for failing to yield the right of way when he left a stop sign while his employer is accused of failing to properly train and supervise him.

The defendants are represented by Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering.

Case No. 11-cv-0105

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