Circuit Judge Andrew Gleeson found a party bus company and its driver to be in default in a personal injury suit and ruled in favor of the plaintiff party-goer.
Gleeson filed an order on Feb. 9, finding defendants Ultimate Party Bus and Claudine R. Hickman to be in default and said a hearing for damages will be scheduled by May 12.
In her Nov. 17 lawsuit, Balinda S. Tritley claims she fell when Hickman applied the brakes suddenly and without warning. She alleges her fall resulted in injuries to her shoulder and back.
Tritley accuses the bus company of failing to properly maintain the braking system.
Tritley seeks damages in excess of $50,000, plus court fees.
Gregory M. Skinner of Swansea represents the plaintiff.
St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 14-L-756