HOUSTON — A woman is claiming the negligence of Houston restaurant
owners after one of their employees assaulted her and knocked her
Tangela Clifton filed a complaint May
27 in Harris County District Court against Hanh Thi Mai and Cristie
Hanh Mai, individually and doing business as TP Seafood Market &
Restaurant alleging assualt and negligence.
According to her complaint, Clifton and her party were at TP
Seafood Market & Restaurant on Reed Road in Houston on Sept. 28,
2019. She alleges that the employee "standing behind the counter working
the register" who took her order began to curse and threaten her party
for no reason. Clifton further alleges that when their food was ready,
the employee threw the food at them and stated he was going to assault
She claims the employee then followed her outside and punched her
which caused her to lose consciousness and bleed "profusely." Clifton
alleges no restaurant employee called 911 or attempted to stop the
assault and that the defendants could not give the police any
indentifying or contact information on the employee. She claims the
defendants' negligence in failing to screen its employees.
Clifton seek monetary relief between $200,000 and $1 million,
interest and all other just relief. She is represented by Attorney Andre
Evans in Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2021-31901