Kyle Barnett Jun. 15, 2013, 10:18am

GRETNA – A truck driver and his employer are being sued by a parking garage owner for damages he allegedly caused when he his truck struck an overhead sprinkler system.

PHFG Metairie LLC, FWF PHOV Metairie LLC, Fillmore West End LP and Fillmore Hospitality LLC filed suit against Convergint Technologies LLC, Kevin James Connor and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 18.

The plaintiff alleges that Connor drove a truck that was beyond height restrictions into the New Orleans Marriott at Lakeway parking garage located at 3838 M. Causeway Blvd. in Metairie. The incident allegedly resulted in severe damage to the sprinkler system that extended into the hotel itself.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a proper lookout, failing to maintain proper control of vehicle, failing to see what should have been seen and failing to know height of vehicle.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for all property damages.

The plaintiff are represented by Michael J. Vondestein of Hailey , McNamara, Hall Larmann & Papale LLP.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 726-145.

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