David Yates Sep. 10, 2013, 10:03am

Vidor resident Joyce Franks has filed a petition to perpetuate the testimony of Edward Franks, who allegedly suffers from lung cancer.

Through Provost Umphrey attorney Keith Hyde, the petition was filed Sept. 5 in Jefferson County District Court. The anticipated defendant in the pending suit is the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

According to the petition, Edward Franks 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 Edward Franks’ 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. E194-711

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