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Family Dollar seeks to compel discovery from slip & fall plaintiff

By David Yates | Jun 13, 2018

BEAUMONT — Family Dollar Stores of Texas recently filed a motion to compel discovery in a suit brought a Hardin County woman, who alleges the store’s negligence caused her to slip and fall.

Last May, Vera King filed a complaint in Jefferson County District Court against Family Dollar, alleging failure to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, on March 12, 2016, King was shopping at a Family Dollar store in Beaumont when she slipped and fell on detergent powder that had spilled from her basket.

The suit says King sustained injuries to her knee, hip, shoulders and back, causing her to experience medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of earning capacity.

Family Dollar filed its motion on May 15, seeking to compel King’s discovery responses, which includes legal theories, method for calculating economic damages and insuring agreements.  

In her suit, King alleges Family Dollar Stores failed to inform her that there were customers who routinely open detergent boxes to smell various scents.

King seeks trial by jury, monetary relief up to $75,000, damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of the court, plus interest, costs of court and all other just relief.

She is represented by attorneys Jeff Limmer and John Arthur Daspit of Daspit Law Firm in Houston.

Germer attorney Robin Blanchette represents the defendant.

Jefferson County District Court Case number A-200048

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