Blue Bell settles suit over damage to ice cream truck
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