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MOTOR VEHICLE

No award for alleged injuries, jury finds

On July 24, a jury declined to award damages to a woman who claimed neck and back soft-tissue injuries. Catalina Porras was involved in a three-car collision. She claimed that one of the drivers was speeding, and the other driver, Suzan Russell, failed to yield the right of way, causing them to collide and then hit Porras. The defense argued that Porras wasn’t truly injured in the accident, arguing that there were inconsistencies in her testimony about her injuries. Porras had an accident in 2000 and underwent chiropractic treatment. She had previously claimed that she had not had any previous motor vehicle accidents or chiropractic treatment, according to defense counsel. The jury found Russell solely to blame but chose not to award damages.

Porras v. Russell, No. 11-08-09304-CV

Court: Montgomery County Court-at-Law No. 2

Plaintiff’s Attorney: Michael S. Panesar, Young & Husain, Houston

Defense Attorneys: John M. Causey, Hope & Causey, Conroe; Melissa White, Clasen, Raffalow & Rhoads, Austin

PREMISES LIABILITY

Building owner not liable for woman’s trip and fall

On July 16, a jury declined to award damages to a woman who claimed that she tripped on an aluminum strip in a doorway. Bobbye Humphries was going to her doctor’s office when she walked through the door of the office building, tripped and fell. She fractured both of her arms just below the shoulders. She claimed that the metal strip was an unreasonably dangerous condition. The building owner argued that it was open and obvious, noting that Humphries had entered and exited the same doorway at least once a month for two years before the incident.

Humphries v. Marcia Ltd., No. 75077

Court: 354th District Court, Hunt County

Plaintiff’s Attorney: Chad Cable, Sulphur Springs

Defense Attorney: Sharon Alice Pouzar, Suzanne I. Calvert & Associates, Dallas

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