H-E-B settles slip & fall for $19K

David Yates Nov. 18, 2011, 4:21am

After more than a year of litigation, H-E-B has settled a slip and fall lawsuit for $19,600.

As previously reported, Willie Simien filed suit against H-E-B on June 28, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court.

In her suit, she claims she was a customer at a Port Arthur H.E.B. on Aug. 19, 2008, when she encountered a wet floor as she walked down an aisle. Simien fell and sustained injuries.

On Sept. 15 a final release, settlement and indemnity agreement was entered in the case, stating that Simien agreed to discharge H-E-B from the suit for $19,600.

Court records show that Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, signed off on a final judgment six days later.

Simien accused the store of negligence, saying it failed to properly maintain and replace its refrigeration machines.

Clint Brasher and Joe Muckleroy of Beaumont represent her.

H-E-B is represented by attorney M.C. Carrington of Mehaffy Weber in Beaumont.

Case No. E187-158

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