NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans Terminal, Ceres International Terminals and Ceres Gulf Inc. and their insurers are being sued by a local resident claiming a chassis extender lock down mechanism manufactured by the defendants failed, causing him both property and physical damages.

Mack Arthur Williams filed a lawsuit against New Orleans Terminal LLC, Ceres International Terminals, Inc., Ceres Gulf Inc. and their insurers in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Nov.2.  Williams contends that a chassis extender lock down mechanism owned by the defendants failed to operate properly.

The defendants are accused of negligently and improperly installing a lock down mechanism for a chassis extender that was reasonably dangerous, installing a lock down mechanism causing the chassis to come apart and failing to warn plaintiff of an unsafe condition.

The plaintiff is seeking a monetary reward to compensate for past and future medical expenses, his lumbar injuries, loss of wages and pain and suffering.

Counsel for the plaintiff is Kristi A. Post of New Orleans-based Scheuermann & Jones.

This case has been assigned to Division A Judge Tiffany G. Chase.

Case no. 2012-10313.

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