Customer sues Wal-Mart for $2 million after slip and fall

Michelle Massey Dec. 7, 2010, 1:34am

A Wal-Mart customer is suing the retail giant for more than $2 million after he slipped on a substance and fell at a Bogalusa store on Feb. 12.

Virgil L. Thomas filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Nov. 30 in federal court in New Orleans.

Wal-Mart is accused of failing to maintain safe passage for business invitees, failing to inspect the aisles for dangerous conditions, failing to warn business invitees of impending danger and allowing a dangerous substance to remain in the aisles.

Thomas is asking the court for more than $2 million in damages for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disability, loss of enjoyment of life, interest and court costs.

He is represented by Covington attorney John M. Robin.

A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Ivan L.R. Lemelle is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:10-cv-04435

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