Less than two months after a personal injury suit was filed, the owners of Chuck E. Cheese opted to settle with a woman from Harris County, Texas who blamed the pizzeria for failure to supervise her son as he played on a slide.
The suit was filed on April 23 in Texas’ Jefferson County District Court, naming CEC Entertainment, doing business as Chuck E. Cheese, as a defendant.
According to the suit, Wilson’s minor son, King Hall, fell from a slide on a playground and broke his arm.
Instead of arguing whether it was Wilson’s responsibility to monitor her son, the company opted to settle the suit in mid June for an undisclosed amount.
Wilson successfully petitioned 136th District Court Judge Milton Shuffield on July 19 to begin withdrawing settlement funds from the account set up for her son.
Wilson claimed that on December 2, 2008, she took her son to a Chuck E. Cheese in Beaumont, Texas. He was playing in an “overly crowded area” where “it was clear there was not proper supervision from the employees.”
Wilson claims that her son’s fall will cause him to experience a diminished earning capacity and that he sustained physical impairment, mental anguish, physical pain, and disfigurement. She also claims lost parental consortium and that she incurred medical costs.