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ted States Coue
Southern Distrld ofTexas
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IN TH E UN ITED STATE S D ISTR ICT C O URT
FO R TH E SO U TH ERN D ISTR ICT O F TEXA S
(GM VESTON DW ISION)
ESTELLA VILLA SEN OR
NISSIN FOODS (USA)COM PANY INC
PLA G TW F'S O RIG G M C O M PLA IN T
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m ENTITY ok PARTm S Axo covxsEl-
Plaindfl: C ounsd :
Estella V illasenor R O B ERT R .JO N E S lII
State BarN o.24092597
2411 Em and pation A ve,Ste 202
H ouston,TX 77004
D qfendànt : Counsd:
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TO THE HO NO M BLE JUDG E OF SA ID CO U RT:
Plaintiff Estella Villasenor respeœ ully subm its th1s Original Com ple t
againstDefendantNISSIN FOODS (U SA)COM PANY INC
PA R T Y S
1. PlaintiffEstella Villasenoris currently aresidentof Texaswho
can be contacted do the Law O ffice of RobertJones, 2411 Em andpadon Ave,
Ste202,Houston,TX 77004.832-896-1010. Emailrobertjoneslaw@ gmc com
2. DefendantNISSIN FOODS (USA)COM PANY INC. Lsacom pany
established in North Carolina and in good standing w ith the CA S- tary of
State. The Com pany can served by serving its registeœ d agentCORPO M TION
SERV ICE COM PAN Y W H ICH W m L D O BU SINESS IN CALIFO RNW A S
CSC -LAG ERS INCORPOM TING SERVICE (C1592199)at
251LITTLE FM LS DR,W m M D GTON D E 19808 orwhemvetthey may befound.
STA T E M EN T O F T H E C A SE
5. Plaintiff is suing Defendants for intenional inflicuon of em ouonal
diseess(IIED)and negligenceasaœsultofapieceofDEAD FROG which
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Plaintiff found inside her ctlp of soup. Plaintiff's daughter alm ost
sw allow ed one piece. Now she suffers from constantnigh% ares and is anxious
4. Plaintiff sustained injuries as a resultofthese aG ons,and therdore
bringsth1 aG on formoney dam agesof$2,500,000.
N AT IJR E O F T H E C A SE A N D JU R ISD IC T IO N
5.The basis for federaljurisdiG on is complete diversity of dA enship.
Plaintiff is a dizen of Texas and residentof G alveston,Tex% . D efendants are
dtizens of the state C alifornia. Under 28 U .S.C. j 1332, a case in w hich a
dtizen of one State sues a dtizen of another State or naion and the am ountat
stake ism ore th% $75,000 is a diversity ofdA enship case.In a diversity of
dA enship c% e,no defendantm ay be a dlizen ofthe sam e State as any plainiff.
ThisCourthasjurisdiG on forthesereasons.
C O UN T 1:N E G LIG E N CE
6.Negligence: Elem entsofa Negligence cause ofaG on are:1)Duty
owed by defendantto plaintift 2)Bmach ofthatduty;3)Proxim ate causeofthe
plaindff'sdam agesby defendant'sbreach;and 4)Damages.Rodriguez-Escobarv.
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Goss,392 S.W .3d 109,113 (Tex.2013) The inddentoccurred on orabout
M ay 2019 and two m onths laterPlaintiffand her daughter Ae stillexperiencing
nigh% aresand are sickened atthe thoughtofthisinddent.
C O U N T 2:EM O TIO N A L D ISTR E SS
7.Intentionalinflicdon ofem odonaldistre% (% D): TheTexaslaw tort
of intentional inflicuon of em odonal disless requires proof of the follow ing
elements:(1)the defendantacted intendonally orrecklessly;(2)the defendant's
conduct was extreme and oulageous; (3) that conduct caused the plaintiff
emotionaldistœss;and (4)the emodonal distress suffered by the plaintiffwas
severe.EstateofNewton exœI.Newton v.Gmndsta% No.3:10-CV-809-L,2012
W L 3013929,at*7 (N.D.Tex.July 20,2012)(Lindsay,J.)(dting Twyman M
Twyman,855 S.W .2d 619,621-22 (rex.1993)).The TexasSuprem eCourthas
recognized that an intendonal infliction of em odonal dis- s daim is '<a fgap-
filler'torqjudidally ceated forthelimited purposeofallowing œcovery in those
rare instancesin w hich a defendantintentiono y inflicts severe em oionaldisA ss
in am annerso unusualthatthevif'tim hasno otherrecognized theory ofredress.''
standard Frlzil& Vegetable Co.v.Johnson,985 S.W .2d 62,68 tTex.1998)
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8.The D efendant's aG ons have notonly had a deleterious effed on M r.
D ecker's health and m ental state,the D efendant's aG ons have had a severe
im pad due to the extrem e and oueageousness conduct of the Defendant's
actions.D efendantsintentionally orrecklessly caused severe em otionaldiseessto
the Plaintiff through thdr aG ons,conduct, and intentional strategy to eam ple
upon Plaintiff's rights. Defendant's conduct was extrem e and outrageous and
proxim atdy caused Plainuff's severe em otional diseess. Plaintiff suffered
dauzages for Nehich Plaintiff here sues of induding but not lim ited to severe
m ental anguish, interest, inconvenience, em odonal pain, s'uffering, loss of
enjoym entoflife,lossofconsortium ,posttraumaicslessdisorder.
REQUEST FOR ATTORNEY FEES
C O N C L U SIO N
10.A s a resul: the Plaintiffshould be aw arded dam ages induding acm al
and punitives. D ue to the acdons of D efendants, plainiffhas been dam aged
substantially. W hile no am ountof m oney can give him thattim e back,itm ight
help easethe pain.
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PR AY ER
W H EREFO RE, PREM ISES CON SIDERED , the Plainidff respee llly
prays that this Honorable Court aw ard him w ith m oney dam ages she is
requese g,induding attom ey feesand any and allpunitive orotherdam ages the
Courtm ay deem necessary to aw ard past,presentand ftlm re.
Respeœ ully subm itted,
1s1R obertR .Jonesm
R O BE RT R .JO N E S IH
Texas B arN o.24092597
Pro H acViceA pplicadon Pending
Law O ffice ofRobertR.JonesIII
2411 Em and pation A ve.Ste 202
H ouston,TX 77004
Em ail: robertjoneslaw@ gmc com
COU N SEL FO R PLA INTIFF
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