In March 2009, the Southeast Texas Record reported on a suit filed by Lauretta Fields, a grocery store employee who allegedly received a severe head injury after she was struck by a falling metal curtain.
In her suit, Fields claims she was working at Larks Food Services on June 1, 2007, when partition posts collapsed while she was walking with a cart, causing a metal curtain to fall on top of her.
She filed her petition in Jefferson County District Court on March 25, 2009, naming Lark as a defendant.
Soon after, Fields agreed to enter into arbitration with Lark and then amended her petition to name Bow Tie Servers and Myron Green Corp. as additional defendants, court records show.
On Jan. 4 Bow Tie filed a designation of attorney in charge, requesting that all future communications be sent to attorney James Davis instead of Owen Ellington.
Davis and Ellington are managing partners of the Houston law firm Ellington & Davis.
Fields is suing for past and future medical expenses, lost wages and mental anguish.
Loren G. Klitsas and Jeanine E. Holoye of Klitsas and Vercher in Houston are representing Fields.
Lark is represented by Victor Corpuz, attorney for the Jackson Lewis law firm.
Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the litigation.
Case No. E183-632