Video deposition in injury suit against Chemtrade slated for late May

By David Yates | May 4, 2012


A plaintiff alleging a metal clamp fell on his face will take the video deposition of a witness in the case later this month.

As previously reported, Gerald Greer filed a suit against his employer, Chemtrade Refinery, and contractors Newtron and Betco Scaffold Erection Company, on Sept. 9 in Jefferson County District Court.

Greer gave notice to Chemtrade on April 23 that his attorney will take the video deposition of Keith Jackson, a witness in the case, on May 23, court records show.

Newtron was not notified as the parties previously reached a tolling agreement on March 30, non-suiting Newtron without prejudice.

In his suit, Greer claims he was working at defendant Chemtrade Refinery Services' facility on Jan. 26, 2010, when the metal clamp fell on his face.

He alleges the defendants negligently failed to correct the dangerous condition and failed to warn him.

Greer is seeking damages within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Curtis J. Leister of Reaud, Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont represents him.

Houston attorney Charles Lyman of Hartline Dacus Barger Dreyer represents Chemtrade.

The deposition will take place at Lyman's Houston office.

Beaumont attorney Keith Kebodeaux represents Newtron.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B190-892

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