A Liberty County business, Diamond “B” Services, recently filed a motion to transfer a suit brought by Liberty County resident Craig Fregia.
In June, Fregia filed suit against Diamond “B” Services and one of its employee’s, William Wall, a crane operator who allegedly dumped a load on Fregia’s hand, in Jefferson County District Court.
Court records show that on Sept. 17, Diamond “B” Services filed a motion to transfer suit, stating that both parties are from Liberty County and that relocation to that county would make it more convenient for the parties and witnesses.
Fregia filed a response on Sept. 21, stating that it is uncontested that venue is proper in Jefferson County and that no witnesses will be inconvenienced.
According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 12 Fregia was working at a Valero well site in Jefferson County when Wall, while in the course and scope of his employment, dumped a load on his hand, severely injuring two fingers.
Fregia was working underneath the crane at the time of the incident and Wall allegedly negligently failed to control the machine and lowered the load beyond accepted safety levels.
Diamond is accused of negligently failing to train and supervise Wall.
The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.
Fregia is represented by Daniel Horowitz III, attorney for the Houston law firm Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend.
Houston attorney Robert Ramey of Ramey, Chandler, Quinn & Zito represents Diamond “B” Services.
Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.
Case No. B192-633