A settlement has been reached in an automobile collision suit against a local car dealership and one of its employees.

As previously reported, Sylvia and James Brown filed suit against Michelle Bobbitt and Allen Samuels Auto Group on July 20, 2010, in Jefferson County District Court, claiming they were injured in an collision caused by Bobbitt, a Allen Samuels employee at the time of the incident.

Court records show that Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, signed off on a final judgment July 11, which states the parties have announced a settlement agreement.

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 11, 2008, the Browns were exiting Cardinal Drive onto Fannett Road when Bobbitt allegedly "failed to control her speed and slammed into the rear of the plaintiffs' vehicle."

In their suit, the couple accused Bobbitt of failing to keep a proper lookout and Allen Samuels of failing to properly train and supervise her, court papers say.

The Browns were suing for past and future medical expenses, lost earnings, impairment and mental anguish, plus actual damages and court costs.

Beaumont attorney Jonathan Juhan represents them.

Allen Samuels is represented by Houston attorney Kurt Nelson of Kilpatrick & White.

Case No. A187-336

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