Superdome sued by woman who trips on plywood outside stadium

Alejandro de los Rios Feb. 3, 2011, 2:38am


A New Orleans woman is suing the owners of the Louisiana Superdome and the city of New Orleans after she fell while walking on plywood boards around a construction site outside the stadium.

Brenda Allen filed suit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Feb. 1, naming SMG and the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District – which owns and operates the Superdome – as well as the city, Carl Woodward LLC, Zelia LLC, Fisk Electrical Co. and Mechanical Construction Co.

New Orleans attorney Kenny Charbonnet is representing Allen.

The lawsuit claims Allen had to walk on the plywood boards because they "covered the entire sidewalk and left [her] no other option than to walk over the pieces of plywood."

The suit claims Allen fell and suffered injuries to her head, her arm, her left shoulder, her leg and, her ankle, as a result of the dangerous condition and placement of the plywood.

Allen claims that all the defendants were negligent for failing to warn petitioner of an unsafe condition, failing to have the area roped and/or fenced preventing petitioner from entering and failing to clean up violations, among other claims.

Judge Ethel Julien has been assigned this case.

Orleans Parish Case 2011-01051

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