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Lawsuit filed over Harris Co. man's alleged injuries suffered during Fourth of July fireworks show

By John Suayan | Apr 12, 2018

HOUSTON – A Harris County man claims he was injured while watching a fireworks show on the Fourth of July two years ago and has filed a lawsuit.

Joseph Rocchi is suing Richway Fireworks Center, LLC; Fireworks Center 50, LLC, doing business as Top Dog Fireworks; and Far East Imports, Inc. over a product called the “Pig Skin.”

Rocchi’s suit, which was filed on Apr. 9 in the Harris County 270th District Court, states that he was at an Independence Day gathering at a residence in Cypress when he and others assembled to watch the aforementioned fireworks show.

The Pig Skin was then lit and one of the fireworks “came directly toward the plaintiff instead of going straight into the air as designed, manufactured, marketed, or warranted, recent court documents say.

The complaint further asserts that a small part of the firework hit Rocchi in the left arm and went behind him while a larger piece landed underneath his buttocks, adding he was ultimately injured by an exploding fireball.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by George K. Farah and Nathan E. Inurria of the law firm Guerra & Farah, PLLC in Houston.

Harris County 270th District Court Case No. 2018-23406

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