JACKSONVILLE — A couple is suing Thomas Ewing and Novelis Corp., joint venture, citing alleged loss of consortium and negligence.

Mozella and Christopher Barr filed a complaint on Oct. 19, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against the defendants alleging that they failed to exercise standard care in operating a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that, on Nov. 30, 2014, Plaintiff Mozella was walking along a designated pedestrian crossing, when the vehicle owned by Defendant Novelis and driven by Defendant Ewing struck her, knocking her into another pedestrian and unto the pavement, which caused her to sustain bodily injuries that required hospitalization, surgery, medical and psychological treatment, impairment and disability, loss of earning capacity and aggravation of a pre-existing condition. Additionally, Plaintiff Christopher suffered for the loss of services, comfort, society and attention of his spouse, also as a result of the accident. 

The plaintiffs hold Thomas Ewing and Novelis Corp. responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their duties to carefully operate and maintain a motor vehicle, and failed to keep a proper lookout and control the speed of vehicle so as to avoid a collision.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, compensatory damages in excess of $75,000, and costs of action. They are represented by Howard G. Butler and Drew Baskin of Butler Law Group in Jacksonville.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-01324

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