Last March, the Southeast Texas Record reported on litigation filed by Brenda Narcisse, a Jefferson County resident, who sued the Beaumont Independent School District and one of its bus drivers.

Narcisse alleges she was hit by a bus on March 19, 2007, when BISD driver Michael Wayne Pete failed to stop at a stop sign.

In June, Narcisse filed a no evidence motion for summary judgment, which argues that the district refuses to answer its request for admissions and admit the Pete was a BISD employee in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the incident.

"The time for answering has long since expired," the motion states. Therefore, the facts contained within the admissions are deemed admitted. Accordingly, plaintiff is entitled to summary judgment."

A hearing on the issue has been slated for July 9 in Judge Floyd's 172nd District Court.

In her suit, Narcisse says she was stopped for a stop sign at the intersection of Monica Lane and Washington Boulevard in Beaumont when Pete failed to yield the right-of-way and struck her vehicle.

Narcisse is seeking damages for her permanent injuries and suffered physical pain and mental anguish in the past and future and disfigurement in the past and future.

She is represented by attorney Charlton P. Hornsby of Beaumont.

BISD is represented by Houston attorney David Oubre of the Adams & Heald law firm.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E183-563.

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