Discovery still ongoing in suit over porch collapse

David Yates Aug. 1, 2012, 6:00am


Two years later, discovery is still ongoing in a suit brought by plaintiff Chiquita Armstead, who claims she sustained injuries when her mother's porch partially collapsed.

As previously reported, Armstead filed suit June 23, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court against Arthur Herbert, doing business as Yellow Rose Property Management Co.

Court records show that on June 12 Armstead filed a certificate of discovery, showing that she submitted her first supplemental response to the defendant's request for disclosure.

In her suit, Armstead claims she was visiting a home her mother rented from Herbert at 1380 Pipkin St. in Beaumont when the incident occurred.

"Plaintiff stumbled when the porch partially collapsed causing her to fall backwards resulting in the injuries and damages made the basis of this suit," the complaint says.

Armstead seeks an unspecified judgment, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Beaumont attorney Trent Devenzio of the law firm Branick, Walston & Devenzio represents the plaintiff.

Beaumont attorney Kip Lamb represents the defendants.

Case No. E187-125

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