New Yorker wants wreck suit moved out of Galveston County

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 14, 2012, 12:46pm


GALVESTON - A New York man sued for a two-vehicle wreck in Amarillo in 2010 wants the suit moved out of Galveston County.

Highland Hills, N.Y., resident Howard Trebach submitted a six-page motion to transfer venue June 12 before the Galveston County Court at Law No. 3, requesting Judge Christopher Dupuy send the case to Potter County.

League City local Michael Z. Allison alleges in a lawsuit filed May 21 that Trebach slammed his vehicle into a late model sports utility vehicle in which he was a passenger on May 21, 2010.

According to court documents filed at the time, the plaintiff's co-worker was driving him to Amarillo's Rick Husband Airport when the defendant's vehicle "swerved violently to the left, crossing over multiple access lanes that had separated the paths of his vehicle and the vehicle in which the plaintiff was traveling and plowed directly, violently and forcefully into the passenger side of the vehicle in which the plaintiff was traveling."

Allison adds he promptly sought medical attention before he flew home to Houston after which he was hospitalized while his co-worker's fate is not mentioned.

Trebach's motion deems Galveston County as an improper venue since "no basis exists either mandating or permitting venue against (the defendant Howard Trebach) in Galveston County."

The respondent also included an original answer refuting Allison's allegations.

Attorney Randy L. Fairless with Johanson & Fairless LLP in Sugar Land is representing Trebach.

Cause No. 67,524

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