Congratulations to Guillermo Tijerina, Jr.!
Trial Date: September 13, 2016
Venue: County Court at Law No. 4, Hidalgo County, Texas
Verdict: Defense verdict
Type of case: Slip and Fall
Client: H.E.B. Grocery Company, L.P.
A directed verdict was returned on September 14, 2016, for Guillermo Tijerina, Jr., in a trial before the County Court at Law No. 4 of Hidalgo County, Texas. Plaintiff, Claudia De La Rosa, claimed she fell on two grapes in the HEB grocery store located on Expressway 83 in Palmview, Texas, on August 14, 2013. Plaintiff claimed that Defendant was liable in that its employees knew or should have known that the substance was on the floor and that Defendant knew of the condition for long enough that it should have been noticed and corrected by the Defendant.
Defendant generally denied the allegations in Plaintiff’s petition and affirmatively pled that Plaintiff was guilty of negligence and/or intentional conduct proximately causing her injuries, if any. Defendant challenged the reasonableness and necessity of medical treatment received by the Plaintiff. Defendant also alleged that the condition may have been caused by the actions of third parties. The plaintiff presented her case to the jury. Once the plaintiff rested, Defendant moved for a directed verdict on liability. Defendant’s motion for directed verdict was granted.