Suit over parking lot incident at Kemah Wal-Mart dismissed

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 12, 2012, 10:24am

GALVESTON - A final order of dismissal was entered into a League City man's lawsuit arising from an incident at the parking lot of a Kemah Wal-Mart.

Galveston County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Barbara Roberts on Feb. 14 signed the two-page order which states plaintiff Robert E. Thompson and defendant Joe S. Butcher have compromised on and settled the matter.

Thompson sued Butcher on March 17, 2011, claiming the latter hit him with his vehicle on Aug. 9, 2009.

According to court documents submitted at the time, Thompson was walking in the pedestrian crosswalk when Butcher's 1998 Saturn collided with him.

The defendant's supposed negligent operation of the Saturn brought forth an impact which inflicted severe injuries to the complainant, the suit said.

Butcher filed a five-page original answer on April 4, asserting third parties with no connection to him caused the subject accident and the plaintiff had a pre-existing condition.

He also requested a jury trial.

Meanwhile, Thompson enlisted two physicians and five entities to serve as his designated witnesses.

Under the order, Thompson's claims are dismissed with prejudice and Butcher is discharged from litigation, closing the suit before its one-year mark.

Attorney Neil S. Levin of Houston represented the defendant.

Cause No. 64,927

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