Blue Bell settles suit over damage to ice cream truck

David Yates Oct. 10, 2011, 2:46pm

Blue Bell Creameries, which sued Dominique Acevedo for damaging one of its ice cream delivery trucks, settled the suit with the Beaumont resident for $5,700.

Last November, the Southeast Texas Record reported Blue Bell filed a suit claiming that on Feb. 18, 2009, Acevedo steered his vehicle into a Ford Truck and then hit the left rear side of a Blue Bell delivery truck, which was stopped for a red light at the corner of Major Drive and College Street.

A few months later, a notice of nonsuit was filed March 11 in Jefferson County District Court, stating that the ice cream company wished to dismiss its claims with prejudice.

A release and indemnity agreement shows that Acevedo and Progressive County Mutual Insurance agreed to settle the case for $5,700.

The company was originally seeking $13,417 for the cost of repairing the truck, plus an additional $4,000 in consequential damages, the suit states.

Blue Bell contended the delivery truck, a 2002 International Bobtail, was in "first-class condition" before the collision.

Houston attorney Michael Wright represented Blue Bell.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, was assigned to the case.

Case No. A188-878

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