On Aug. 10, exactly two years after attending a scrimmage at Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, a Cleburne resident filed a petition alleging she had burned her derriere on a bench there.
In Jennelle Carillo v. Cowboys Stadium LP, et al., filed in 153rd District Court in Tarrant County, Carillo names as defendants the stadium, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Blue & Silver Inc., JWJ Corp. and Dallas Cowboys Football Club Ltd.
Before going to her assigned seat for the game, Carillo alleges in her petition, she sat on a “black, marble bench outside of and near entrance ‘E’ to the stadium,” which was “uncovered” and “openly exposed to the extremely hot August sun.” No signs warned of the bench’s hazards, she alleges, and by sitting on the bench, she “sustained severe third degree burns to her buttocks.”
All the defendants, she alleges, committed negligent acts and omissions and had responsibilities for the premises.
Michael Wash of The Law Offices of Michael Wash in Austin, who represents Carillo, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Brett Daniels, a spokesman for all the defendants, says in-house counsel for the Cowboys organizations is aware of the petition and declines comment.
-- Miriam Rozen