Jury sides with Entergy in trial over employee's automobile collision

By David Yates | Oct 6, 2010

In February 2008 Michael Milson sued Entergy, alleging one of its employees negligently rear ended and injured him.

However, on Monday a Jefferson County jury found no negligence on the part of Entergy for causing the automobile collision.

The trial of Milson vs. Entergy began Sept. 27 and ended with an Entergy victory Oct. 4.

According to court documents, on Feb. 5, 2007, Milson was turning east onto Thomas Boulevard in Port Arthur when his vehicle was rear ended by a company vehicle driven by Entergy employee Harry Carmouche, who was in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the incident.

After a full week of testimony, jurors were asked to determine who was responsible for causing the collision. The jury found Entergy acted prudently.

Milson argued Carmouche negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and apply his brakes in time. He blamed Entergy for failing to properly train and supervise him.

Nonetheless, jurors found zero negligence on Entergy's part.

He was asking jurors to award him damages for his alleged mental anguish, impairment, pain and medical expenses.

No damages were awarded.

Provost Umphrey attorney Jane Leger represents Milson.

Entergy and Carmouche are represented by Beaumont attorney Christine Kibbe.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, presided over the trial.

Case No. E181-230

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