David Yates Apr. 16, 2013, 1:50pm

Silsbee resident Carol Wright has filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Jackie Wright, who allegedly suffers from lung cancer.

Through Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde, the petition was filed April 12 in Jefferson County District Court. The anticipated defendants in the pending suit are Chevron USA, Texaco and PPG Industries.

According to the petition, Jackie Wright was diagnosed with lung cancer, which “is expected to progress” and prove fatal.

The petition does not say when he was diagnosed.

The petition seeks Jackie Wright’s testimony concerning his employment and asbestos exposure.

The petition asks the court to authorize his deposition.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E194-238

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