Tribe Can't Toss Houston Man's Suit Over Bingo Hall Fall

Law360 (July 23, 2020, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge has rejected a Native American tribe's bid to dismiss a suit claiming that an electronic bingo facility's faulty staircase is to blame for a Houston man's injuries from a fall, ruling that the motion is no longer valid because he recently amended his complaint.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Zack Hawthorn's order on Monday dismissed as moot the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas and Naskila Gaming's bid to toss the suit brought by Houston resident Burrel Jones claiming he sustained shoulder, arm and wrist injuries due to a fall on an allegedly improperly designed staircase at the facility on tribal...

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