A discovery control plan order has been entered in an automobile collision suit against the city of Beaumont, slating the case for an April 2012 trial.

As previously reported, Port Arthur resident Mark Ramirez filed suit against the city on Feb. 16 in Jefferson County District Court, alleging a city employee backed into his vehicle.

On July 15 a DCO was entered in the case, calling for the suit to be mediated on or before Feb. 29, 2012, or face an April trial.

Court records show that on March 10, 2009, Ramirez was traveling down Marina Road in Beaumont when city employee Isaiah Latchison backed a city vehicle into him.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

The city is represented by Senior Assistant City Attorney Quentin Price.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A189-384

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