David Yates May 8, 2013, 2:47pm

A fall trial has been slated in litigation brought by Deborah Wells, who sued Leduc Management, claiming the company kept a stair railing, which gave away and caused her to fall, in poor shape.

As previously reported, the suit was filed March 11, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court.

Two years later, a docket control order was entered on the case on March 18, placing the suit on the court’s October 2013 trial docket, court papers say.

The order calls for mediation to be completed by Sept. 16.

According to the lawsuit, on March 26, 2010, Wells was at Leduc’s premises at 4910 Highland Ave. in Beaumont when she fell and injured herself.

“The railing leading to the apartment was so unstable that if failed to support her when she stumbled on the stairs, causing her to fall and severely injure her knee,” the suit states.

The suit alleges Leduc negligently failed to provide warnings of the unsafe rail and also failed to inspect and maintain its premises.

Wells is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Trenton Bond of Portner Bond represents her.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B189-583

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