May trial slated for defendants who rear-ended school bus

David Yates Feb. 20, 2013, 2:41pm

A Mother’s Day trial may be in store for the mom who sued the driver she claims rear-ended her son’s school bus. 

As previously reported, Gwendolyn Comeaux filed suit against Jermaine Morris on March 12 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition to Jermaine Morris, Gwendolyn Comeaux names Rafaela Aguirre as a defendant. Aguirre owned the vehicle Morris drove at the time of the collision, according to the complaint.

Court records show on Aug. 8 a discovery control plan order was entered in the case, slating the litigation for trial in May unless mediation is reached before or on April 15.

In her suit, Gwendolyn Comeaux claims her son, Glendarius Comeaux, was riding on a school bus on March 16, 2010, when defendant Jermaine Morris rear-ended the vehicle.

Jermaine Morris negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to control his speed, failed to drive in a safe manner and followed the bus too closely, the complaint says.

Gwendolyn Comeaux is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Nick Maram and Rory S. Alter of Nick Maram and Associates in Houston represent her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. A192-160

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