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Sally Beauty Supply dismissed from slip & fall suit

By David Yates | Feb 3, 2015

A Beaumont judge recently dismissed a slip and fall claim against Sally Beauty Supply.

As previously reported, area resident Rhonda Dugas filed suit against Sally Beauty Supply and its manager, Romona Williams, on June 12, 2013, in Jefferson County District Court, seeking damages in an amount not to exceed $1 million.

Court records show that on Jan. 28 Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, signed an agreed order of dismissal with prejudice, stating the parties have advised the court the matters in controversy have been resolved.

The original petition claimed that on June 2, 2011, Dugas was a customer at Sally in Port Arthur when she slipped and fell in a puddle of water.

The water was coming from a leaky air conditioner and no warning signs were placed around the area.

Dugas alleged the dangerous condition should have been obvious to the employees, as they had been using buckets to catch the leaking water.

“On that day the plaintiff frequented the store, the bucket had not been emptied and (water) had overflowed onto the floor,” the original complaint states, adding that the defendants owed her a duty to safeguard her against the dangerous condition.

Dugas was suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages.

Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents her.

The defendant is represented by Dallas attorney Andrew Jubinsky of Figari & Davenport.

Case No. B194-441

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