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Houston federal court receives suit against United, others over traveler's hip injury

By John Suayan | Nov 26, 2017

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HOUSTON – A state district lawsuit filed by the surviving daughter of an Arkansas woman in response to an injury the decedent sustained two years ago at George Bush Intercontinental Airport was recently elevated to the federal level.

Little Rock, Ark. Resident Cheyenne Lark initiated legal action against United Airlines, Inc.; United Airlines; the City of Houston; ABM Aviation, Inc.; and ABM Industries, Inc. on behalf of the estate of Wilma Joyce Lark in the Harris County 234th District Court last March.

According to the younger Lark and her family, the late matriarch broke her hip while making her way to her United flight on Mar. 8, 2015. A water bottle lying on the floor allegedly caused the elder Lark to fall and injure herself.

The Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas took over the case on Nov. 22. United Airlines and the City of Houston were nonsuited leaving United Airlines, Inc. and ABM as the remaining respondents.

Court papers note that Wilma Joyce Lark passed away on Aug. 31, 2016.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Scot G. Dollinger of the Dollinger Law Firm in Houston is representing Cheyenne Lark while Marc Michael Rose of the Rose Law Group PLLC in Fort Worth serves as the defendants’ counsel.

Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas Case No. 4:17-CV-3587

Harris County 234th District Court Case No. 2017-15863

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