Jefferson Parish men sue four companies after vehicle collision

Michelle Massey Feb. 22, 2011, 12:54am

Two Jefferson Parish men have filed a lawsuit against four companies after their vehicle was struck by another and caused personal injuries and property damage.

Brandon Bartholomew and Jared Juneau filed suit against Corey Moffett, Performance Food Group d/b/a PFG, Vistar Corp., Roma Food Enterprises Inc. and Zurich American Insurance Co. on Dec. 30, 2010 in Jefferson Parish District Court. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on Feb. 11.

The accident occurred on Jan. 5, 2010 as Bartholomew and Juneau were traveling on Power Blvd. in Jefferson Parish. They state their vehicle was struck by a vehicle driven by defendant Moffett and owned by PFG, Vistar and Roma. According to the complaint, Juneau was attempting to make a left hand turn, from the left lane, unto Power Blvd. when Moffett made an improper left hand turn, from the center lane. Defendant Moffett swerved into Juneau's lane and caused a collision between the two vehicles.

The defendant is accused of negligence for making an improper left hand turn, turning from the wrong lane, failing to keep a proper lookout, operating a vehicle in a dangerous and reckless manner, failing to see what she should have seen and acting with disregard for the rights and safety of others.

The plaintiffs are asking the Court for more than $50,000 in damages for physical injury, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, property damage, interest and court costs.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00313

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