• This is not a well told story. What did Ms. Mallette do to be 55% @ fault? OMG LOL her attorney says "She's sad" she should be freakin "Mad" she hired him to represent her better yet "Mad" if Mr. Sciba mislead her. "Failure to drive in a single lane, failure to give half of roadway" sounds like the same thing to me. C'mon Victoria Advocate get the entire story!!!

    September 19, 2011 at 9:08 a.m.
  • The contentions of the lawsuit were brought about by the plaintiff, obviously since she lost, the jury did not agree.

    September 18, 2011 at 9:08 p.m.
  • el69,

    Yes sir, That would be the proud BUFF. My first assignment was Anderson AFB. Started with 15 when I got there and had 45 when I left. They are magnificent to watch take off!

    September 18, 2011 at 2:04 a.m.
  • Another loss for the Cole, Cole and Easley team - not looking good here lately. Hope they got their money up front. If Will came up with a goose egg on a 2+ year contingency case... it looks like Raman noodles again.

    September 17, 2011 at 8:31 p.m.
  • @Vet...if that's a picture of a BUF...that's the first aircraft I worked on.. The BUF and F4's. best acft the AF had.

    September 17, 2011 at 7:37 p.m.
  • Please enlighten me...
    The lawsuit contended Escalante was negligent due to his lack of a driver's license, his inattention, failure to keep a proper lookout for the plaintiff's safety, failure to drive in a single lane, failure to give half of roadway and turning when unsafe.
    Velasquez was accused of negligence because he entrusted his vehicle to a Escalante, who was described by the plaintiff as a reckless, incompetent driver.
    It seems these individuals had all the bases covered for being at fault. With all these charges against these individuals, what else was left for
    Ms. Mallette to be ruled 55 percent at fault?

    September 17, 2011 at 7:33 p.m.
  • Very puzzled. If one driver involved did not have a valid TDL what could lady have done to be 55% at fault? Not much detail on the accident.

    September 17, 2011 at 2:39 p.m.
  • cases like this are hard to win without eye witnesses, and even then it is hard to win.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:50 p.m.
  • @ roberttx

    Think for a second. It wasn't the lawyers fault... The jury found her 55% at fault and awarded the monetary damages. The judge, knowing the legal aspects denied the monetary damages.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:37 p.m.
  • Seems like Escalante and Valasquez, should be able to sue Mallette and win a judgement against her, seeing that she was more at fault for the accident. Bet Mallette would not only walk but she'd get the h3ll out of Dodge and Victoria !

    September 16, 2011 at 7:01 p.m.
  • I hope she files a lawsuit on her lawyer. Didn't he know the 50% law ?


    I'm going to check but I'm guessing he's from Victoria.

    September 16, 2011 at 6:34 p.m.
  • Score one for the good guys. Ambulance chasing lawyers cost everybody too much money.

    September 16, 2011 at 6:03 p.m.
  • at least she got to walk!

    September 16, 2011 at 5:37 p.m.