Defendants in Motiva explosion suit submit requested production

Marilyn Tennissen Mar. 12, 2014, 3:17pm

A group of industrial defendants being sued over a man's injuries at a local refinery have submitted all written discovery requested by the plaintiffs. 

As previously reported, Jasper County resident Tommy Carrell Jr. sued Motiva Enterprises LLC, Bechtel Corp., Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and Bechtel-Jacobs CEP Port Arthur Joint Venture for injuries he allegedly received in an explosion that occurred in July 2011 at the Port Arthur refinery.

The suit was filed Feb. 5, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on July 31, 2011, Carrell was working at the Motiva facility when an explosion occurred, causing him to suffer bodily injuries.

Carrell is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

On March 7, the defendant's attorney, Nick Baldo of Stevens Baldo Freeman & Lighty LLP in Beaumont, served Carrell's attorneys with 12 sets of requested written discovery.

The documents include  objections and answers to plaintiff's first set of interrogatories, objections and responses to plaintiff's request for production and objections and responses to plaintiff's first set of request for admissions from each defendant company.

Attorney Curtis Leister of the Beaumont law firm Reaud, Morgan & Quinn, represents Carrell.

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

Case No. B193-894


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