Target settles trip-and-fall suit

David Yates Sep. 6, 2013, 12:45pm

Target has settled a trip-and-fall lawsuit filed against the company.

As previously reported, Mae Wood filed suit against Target Corp. on Sept. 1, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court, alleging the retailer owed her a duty to warn of or remedy holes in its parking lot. 

Court records show that on Aug. 26 an agreed take nothing final judgment was entered, stating that the parties entered into settlement.

The petition stated that on Dec. 22, 2009, Wood was outside the Beaumont Target when she stepped in a hole in the parking lot and fell.

She alleged Target negligently failed to warn shoppers of the dangers and inspect and maintain its parking lot.

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

Beaumont attorney Tom Oxford of Waldman Smallwood represents her.

On March 1 Target’s lawyer, attorney Troy Williams, formerly of the Houston law firm Hays, McConn, Rice & Pickering, filed an agreed motion to substitute law firms, court papers say.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, granted the motion that same day, replacing Williams’ old firm with his new one, Germer Gertz.

Case No. D190-807

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