Deposition notice filed in suit over porch collapse

David Yates Nov. 17, 2011, 3:40am

A property management company recently filed a notice to take the deposition of plaintiff Chequita Armstead, who claims she sustained injuries when her mother's porch partially collapsed.

As previously reported, Armstead filed suit June 23, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court against Arthur Herbert, doing business as Yellow Rose Property Management Co.

On Sept. 15 the defendants filed a notice of intention to take Armstead's deposition with subpoena duces tecum, court papers say.

In her suit, Armstead claims she was visiting a home her mother rented from Herbert at 1380 Pipkin St. in Beaumont when the incident occurred.

"Plaintiff stumbled when the porch partially collapsed causing her to fall backwards resulting in the injuries and damages made the basis of this suit," the complaint says.

Armstead seeks an unspecified judgment, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Tom Oxford of Waldman Smallwood in Beaumont represents her.

Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb represents the defendants.

Case No. E187-125

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