Two women are suing the Irvine Co. and an elevator manufacturer, claiming they were injured while trapped in a runaway elevator that plummeted more than 10 stories, according to a copy of their complaint.
Plaintiffs Janet Hsu and Sufeir Hsu are seeking more than $25,000 in damages in an unlimited civil suit against the Newport Beach-based Irvine Co. and the ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corp.
The Hsus filed their complaint in Orange County Superior Court on June 22, online records show.
The claim says the incident happened in the Irvine Co.-owned high-rise business complex at 1 Park Plaza, Irvine.
The complaint did not note a date for when the accident allegedly happened, but said it happened after 5 p.m.
According to the claim written by Janet Hsu, she and Sufeir Hsu were on their way to the Bank of America home loans center on the second floor.