CAPE GIRARDEAU — A Doniphan motorist is suing a government agency, citing negligent entrustment.
Nancy J. Doll filed a complaint June 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Southeastern Division against the United States of America, alleging that the defendant failed its duty to take to protect and provide safety to all citizens.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 1, 2014, she collided with the defendant's employee, Rita Morris, while entering the intersection of Lafayette Street and Marvin Street. Morris was driving her vehicle in the course and scope of her employment with the U.S. Postal Service when the crash happened. Doll claims she sustained severe injuries, suffered from depression and had to undergo surgery.
The plaintiff holds the United States of America responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to train and supervise employees in the proper operation of a vehicle and failed to take a discernible action of the Form 95 claim for damage that has elapsed more than six months since the filling.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for an amount of $1.75 million together with her costs herein expended, pre- and post-judgment interest and any other further relief the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Stephen E. Walsh of Walsh& Walsh LLC in Poplar Bluff.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Southeastern Division case number 1:17-cv-00100-ACL