Vertice Dobson et al vs. Entergy Gulf States et al
PA Ã¯Â¿Â½ Steve Waldman, J Ã¯Â¿Â½ Bob Wortham
Every Entergy customer receives a monthly bill with a warning label printed on it that reads, "Stay away from power lines." Sound advice, but some work occupations require a close proximity to live wires. On April 18, Kenneth James Dobson, a roofer, was working in Huntsville when came into contact with a power line and was electrocuted. He died from his injuries and now his benefactors have filed a lawsuit on his behalf against Entergy Gulf States.
The lawsuit, filed by Vertice Dobson, claims the power lines were too low to the ground and sagging. The suit also names United Home Improvement (Dobson's employer), Brazos United Roofing and RSC Equipment Rental as defendants.
Case No. A180-918
William Paul vs. CMC Recycling
PA - John Morgan, J - Bob Wortham
William Paul claims CMC Recycling "failed to maintain the situation" by "permitting" its forklift driver to strike him and slice off two of his fingers. Paul filed suit against Commercial Metals Co.
Case No. A180-928
Latosha Diggles et al vs. Autumn Cove Apartments et al
PA - Jonathan Harris, J - Gary Sanderson
A Beaumont woman says she and her young son slipped and fell down a flight of stairs because the stairs were "negligently maintained." Latosha Diggles has filed a personal injury suit against the Autumn Cove Apartments and Virtu Investments, claiming the companies allowed her apartments to "become very unsafe and dangerous."
Case No. B180-930
Melvin Franklin vs. Tin Inc.
PA - Don Caggins Sr, J - Bob Wortham
Melvin Franklin might think twice when he hears the saying, "You can't have your cake and eat it too." Franklin is suing Tin Inc. for $1 million, claiming a piece of salt cake fell and hit him, while doing scaffolding work at Tin Temple Inland.
Franklin filed a personal injury lawsuit against Tin Inc. Franklin is also suing for past and future mental anguish, pain, impairment, lost earnings, disfigurement and medical costs, plus all court costs.
Case No. A180-938
Quinton Henderson vs. Prosperity Management Services
PA - Matthew Matheny, J - Donald Floyd
A seaman is claiming he slipped and fell because the ship he served on lacked "adequate walking and working surfaces." Quinton Henderson has filed a Jones Act suit against Prosperity Management Services.
He is suing for past and future pain, mental anguish, lost wages, disfigurement, impairment and medical expenses.
Case No. E180-962
Tom Arriola vs. Interocean American Shipping Corp.
PA Ã¯Â¿Â½ Mark Lanier, J Ã¯Â¿Â½ Donald Floyd
After Tom Arriola, a seaman, was fired, he developed ulcers and diabetes, conditions he claims occurred because of having to endure the stress resulting from being wrongfully terminated. Arriola alleges his life-expectancy has been shortened as a result of his termination.
Under the Jones Act, he has filed suit against Interocean American Shipping Corp. and Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc.