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Man sues over attack he claims was unprovoked

By Kelly Holleran | Aug 27, 2009


A man is seeking exemplary damages after he says a Beaumont man attacked him for no reason.

Leyton Gene McElduff filed a lawsuit Aug. 24 in Jefferson County Disrict Court against Ridge Robert Lackey.

McElduff claims Lackey physically attacked him on Nov. 24, 2007, causing McElduff severe and permanent injuries.

Because of the attack, McElduff says he experienced physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement and physical impairment and incurred medical bills.

In addition to exemplary damages, McElduff is seeking an unspecified judgment, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief to which he may be entitled.

Matthew C. Matheny of Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: B184-766.

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