Plaintiff has DCO motion granted in injury suit

David Yates May 7, 2012, 8:44am


Plaintiff Ralph "Wes" Jordan, who nearly had his hand severed while working at Allco's premises, recently had his motion for entry of docket control order granted.

As previously reported, Jordan filed suit against Allco LLC on July 22 in Jefferson County District Court. Commercial & Institutional Mechanical CIM was later added as defendant.

Jordan filed his motion on April 5 "to help facilitate discovery in this case and to ensure the parties will meet the trial deadline," court records show.

Six days later, an agreed discovery control plan order was entered in the case, setting the trial for October 2012.

The mediation deadline is set for Aug. 5, the DCO states.

The suit states that on April 11, 2011, Jordan was at Allco's Port Arthur premises to perform an estimate and bid.

A leaky air conditioner threatened to ruin construction at the premises and Jordan was asked to assist. As he attempted to stop the leak, a shard of glass fell on his arm, nearly severing his hand.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Gilbert T. Adams represents him.

CIM is represented by Karen Bennett, attorney for the Beaumont law firm Germer Gertz.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D190-564

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