Wilson Warehouse denied summary judgment in injury case

David Yates Apr. 4, 2016, 2:31pm


BEAUMONT – A Texas company had its motion for summary judgment denied in a suit brought by a local man claiming he sustained injuries after a heavy object was dropped on him.

Michael LaFley filed a lawsuit March 13, 2014 in Jefferson County District Court against Wilson Warehouse Company of Texas, citing negligence.

LaFley claims on March 18, 2012, he was discussing work procedures with the defendant at a property in Beaumont, when he was struck by a heavy object that was dropped more than two stories onto his shoulder and neck.

Court records show that on Jan. 7 Wilson Warehouse filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the evidence shows that it did not have or exercise control over LaFley’s work on the day of the incident and did not have any actual knowledge of a dangerous condition.

On April 4 Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, told the Record he denied the motion following a hearing.

The suit alleges the defendant was not using proper safety precautions while working on the property, resulting in LaFley getting injured.

LaFley is seeking damages in the amount of the jurisdictional minimum, interest and court costs.

He is being represented in the case by Beaumont attorney Brett S. Thomas of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams.

Wilson Warehouse is represented by William Book, attorney for the Houston law firm Tekell, Book, Allen & Morris.

Jefferson County District Court Case No. A195-493

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