Injury Law Suit Filed on Behalf of Chicago Woman Injured While Filming Transformers 3 Movie

October 14, 2010

I guess this was only a matter of time. I am still curious about how they will get around any release the victim may have signed with the film production company. I am going to follow this closely.

Attorneys from the Chicago-based law firm Power Rogers & Smith have filed a lawsuit against Paramount Pictures and other parties, contending that their negligence resulted in serious and permanent brain damage to a 24-year-old woman who was injured last month during the filming of Transformers 3.

The lawsuit, Romo v. Paramount Pictures et al. Case No. 10 L 011309, was filed last week in the Circuit Court of Cook County in Illinois. The plaintiff is Adolfo Romo, guardian for Gabriela Cedillo.Cedillo, 24, was an “extra” working on the set of Transformers 3 in Hammond, Ind.

On September 1, 2010, Cedillo was among approximately 80 extras driving her own vehicle down a street that was being used for the filming of the movie. At the same time that she and others drove in the westbound lanes of the street, stunt vehicles were being towed by flatbed trucks in the opposing lanes in excess of 50 miles per hour.

via Power Rogers & Smith Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Chicago Woman Injured While Filming Transformers 3 Movie.


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  1. Susan Fashion says:

    I agree that there were probably no releases signed other than the usual employment at will type of releases. I think this falls under the strict liability theory.

  2. Gayl Orbat says:

    I am not sure any release would be effective against negligence especially when it comes to the dangerous wotk they were doing–this is possibly a strict liability case.

  3. Michael Geres says:

    Hey, this could really be something that people would like to see and read.

  4. Susan Scharp says:

    I really appreciate the way the site is put together and I like the question you have asked. Someone should get the paperwork from the courthouse and post them online.

  5. Jenni Raby says:

    This case will certainly settle rather quickly. I don’t know whether Paramount would want the case pending when the movie Transformer 3 opens and hits the theaters…

  6. Lesa Olda says:

    That was rather fast – But I suppose sooner you file sooner you get a result one way or another and there are no reasons why the litigation should go on and on for years.

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