CORPUS CHRISTI, TX (July 17, 2013) Several families affected by a recent explosion in Corpus Christi, Texas, have been granted an injunction against the City of Corpus Christi while their attorneys investigate its cause. The families are represented by Thomas J. Henry. Click here to view a Q & A session with attorney Michael Henry regarding the Holmes Street explosion.
On July 16, 2013, five individuals, all injured following the early morning blast on July 12 in Corpus Christi, requested that a Nueces County court prevent the City of Corpus Christi from destroying any evidence regarding the root cause of the explosion. The Court, in granting the injunction, ordered that the City of Corpus Christi preserve all evidence including meter inspections, inspections of the gas lines, witness statements and photographs, and investigatory materials concerning the explosion. In addition, the court ordered that the families that filed for the injunctive relief will be able to observe the investigative work currently being conducted by Corpus Christi Fire Marshall.
In seeking the restraining order, Thomas J. Henry, lead attorney for the families, stated “ultimately, we want to get to the bottom of what happened and find out why these victims’ lives have been turned upside down.”
Mr. Henry lauded the court’s responsiveness to the needs of the families, adding “by the court’s decisive action today, the rights of these individuals and others affected by this explosion can be protected.” In the end, he added, the person who caused the explosion “must be held accountable for the harm caused to these families and others in the vicinity of the blast.”