Melody Dareing Mar. 6, 2014, 1:40pm

A Mardi Gras partier is suing a tent company after tripping over a wire cover.

Mary Patton filed a lawsuit Feb. 24 in the Galveston County District Court against InTents Party Supply Inc., citing negligence.

The lawsuit states Patton attended the Galveston Mardi Gras on Feb. 3, 2013, when she tripped over an improperly installed wire cover.

Patton is suing for damages in excess of $1 million.

She is being represented by Taylor Miller of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn LLP in Beaumont.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14CV0205


This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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