Family Dollar, Werner Sued for Collision in Lubbock Parking Lot

Published 03/16 2014 03:18PM

Updated 03/16 2014 11:50PM

LUBBOCK, TX -- Two residents of Beaumont filed a lawsuit in Lubbock against Family Dollar Distribution LLC and Werner Enterprises. Otis Ray Jones and Danielle Licatino claim that they were parked in a parking lot in the 600 block of Marsha Sharp Freeway. They claim a vehicle operated by Werner and Family dollar backed into them.

The lawsuit does not specify the kind of vehicle, but Werner carries freight and operates large trucks. Jones and Licatino claim they suffered “severe and permanent injuries.”

Werner responded in court records with a “general denial.” Family Dollar Distribution LLC responded that it had “no right of control over the incident” and it therefore should not be a defendant in the lawsuit.

The judge has not yet set deadlines for proceeding with the lawsuit.

* Clarification:  the original version of this story had a missing word.  Family Dollar argued it should not be a defendant in the lawsuit. 

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