David Yates Oct. 10, 2012, 2:14pm

The attorneys representing homeowners accused of giving a worker a defective ladder have filed a motion to withdraw from the case. 

As previously reported, Miguel Diaz filed suit against Julia and Eleuterio Nieto on Jan. 11, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, claiming he was given a defective ladder.

Court records show that on Sept. 5 the Nietos attorneys, Scot Doyen and Christopher Buck of the Houston law firm Doyen Sebesta, filed a motion to withdraw.

The motion states the attorneys are unable to effectively communicate with the couple in a manner consistent with good attorney-client relations.

A hearing on the matter was slated to be held on Oct. 8. However, the proceeding was canceled.

According to the petition, on June 14, 2010, Diaz was using a ladder provided by the defendants to do some work on their home. Allegedly, the ladder somehow failed causing Diaz and the ladder to fall to the ground.

The suit alleges the defendants controlled the work area and owned the faulty equipment, making them responsible for his safety.

Diaz is suing for his alleged past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

He is represented by attorney Jeffrey Roebuck of the Beaumont law firm Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A189-093

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