BISD dismissed from auto collision lawsuit

By David Yates | Feb 14, 2011

A local judge recently granted plaintiff Jonathan Johnson's motion to dismiss the Beaumont Independent School District from an automobile collision injury lawsuit.

As previously reported, Johnson filed a lawsuit June 8, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court against the school district and its employee John Gautreaux, alleging he was seriously injured in a collision with Gautreaux.

In his suit, Johnson says he was driving east in the 200 block of E. Simmons Road when suddenly Gautreaux, who was driving west on the same road while in BISD's employment, veered into his lane and collided with Johnson.

On Jan. 5 Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, granted Johnson's motion to dismiss BISD with prejudice, court records show.

The order was officially filed Feb. 8.

The order does not state if the parties reached a settlement or compromise.

Johnson was suing for his physical pain, physical impairment, medical costs, loss of enjoyment of life and lost earnings.

John N. Mastin of the Law Offices of John N. Mastin in San Antonio represented him.

BISD was represented by attorney Isidro Castanon of the Palacios law firm Allen, Stein & Durbin.

Case No. E184-242

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