Final judgment issued in favor of H-E-B in slip & fall suit

David Yates Jun. 27, 2012, 5:12am


A final judgment has been issued in favor of a popular Texas grocery store chain, ending a 2011 slip-and-fall lawsuit.

Seeking exemplary damages, Sandra Harris filed suit against H-E-B Grocery on March 7, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging she slipped and fell while shopping at the store.

A year later a final judgment was filed April 17, stating that the parties have reached a compromise and that the plaintiff recover nothing from the defendant.

The lawsuit alleged that on June 29, 2009, Harris was entering the Port Arthur H-E-B when she stepped in a liquid substance and fell.

Harris claimed liquid posed an unreasonable risk of harm to shoppers and that H-E-B negligently failed to warn customers and remedy the dangerous condition.

On top of exemplary damages, Harrison was suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Alto Watson represented her.

Mehaffy Weber attorney M.C. Carrington of Beaumont represented the grocery store.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, presided over the case.

Case No. E189-543

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