This Just In (Orange County)

By The SE Texas Record | May 10, 2007

Recent civil filings in Orange County District Courts, April 30-May 3

April 30
Joe Barnett et al vs. Tony Lynn Tomplait et al
PA � Trent Bond, J � Pat Clark
Joe Barnett was in an auto collision in 2005 with a vehicle driven by defendant Tomplait and owned by Rochester Armored Car. Plaintiff says defendants' recklessness and carelessness caused him severe and permanent injury. He is suing for physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Case No. A070-223-C

May 1
Darrell Loga vs. Jessie Ray Johnson et al
PA � Matthew Willis, J � Dennis Powell
Darrell Loga was involved in a motor vehicle collision with defendant Johnson in 2006. The plaintiff claims Johnson was driving under the influence of alcohol and failed to operate the vehicle in a safe manner. Alleging gross negligence, the plaintiff is seeking punitive damages.
Case No. B070-227-C

May 2
Cecil Busby Jr. vs. Akrotex Warehouse Inc. et al
PA � Adam Terrell, J � Buddie Hahn
Cecil Busby says he was severely injured while operating a forklift at defendant's warehouse. The suit alleges that Akrotex failed to provide adequate safety devices that protected the operator's compartment on the forklift.
Case No. D070-225-C

Jefferie Ann Cartwright vs. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.
PA � Stephen Foster, J � Buddie Hahn
Jefferie Cartwright was exiting L'auberge du Lac Casino in Lake Charles when she said wrinkled carpet outside the door caused her to fall. Plaintiff sustained skull, neck, back, knee, shoulder and eye injuries. She alleges the casino is negligent for failing to assure that the carpet was not wrinkled.
Case No. D070-228-C

May 3
Robert Bartholamew vs. Orange County Ambulance et al
PA � Jeffrey Chilton, J � Dennis Powell
Bartholamew collided with a vehicle owned by Orange County Ambulance and driven by defendant Jeremy Tidwell. Plaintiff alleges negligence per se because of defendants' reckless driving, failure to sound horn and driving at excessive speed.
Case No. B070-230-C

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