Final judgment closes Sugar Land woman's personal injury suit against Moody Gardens

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Aug. 25, 2013, 2:45pm

GALVESTON - A lawsuit blaming a Galveston attraction for a Sugar Land woman's fall has ended, recent court records show.

Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves signed a final judgment order Aug. 21 ruling that Esther F. Tarlo take nothing against Moody Gardens Inc.

The order disposes the personal injury lawsuit nearly nine months after it was filed.

Tarlo sued Moody Gardens following her fall down the stairs near the entrance of the defendant's IMAX Theater on Jan. 1, 2011.

She said went to get some 3-D glasses for her and her grandson when she “fell over the carpet that was not installed properly."

The plaintiff claimed she hurt her ankle, knee and hip, insisting the area where she injured herself was under renovation and “did not have any lighting so that a patron could see where they were walking.”

Meanwhile, Moody Gardens countered that Tarlo was “negligent on the occasion” and the condition of the premises “did not pose an unreasonable risk of harm.”

It denied knowledge about the condition.

Case No. 12-CV-3185

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