Shopper seeks $2.5 million from Winn Dixie over slip and fall

Michelle Massey Mar. 22, 2011, 4:00am

A Winn-Dixie shopper is suing for more than $2.5 million after slipping and falling while shopping at a Covington store.

Angelle Croop filed suit against Winn Dixie Montgomery d/b/a Winn Dixie Montgomery Inc. on March 3 in federal court in New Orleans.

According to the lawsuit, Croop was shopping on June 13, 2010 when she fell due to a foreign substance on the floor. Croop states the defendant's employees were overseeing the freezer refrigeration equipment which leaked the foreign substance onto the floor.

The defendant is accused of failing to furnish a safe place to shop, failing to maintain aisles, failing to warn and failing to properly block off the aisle or area.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, interest and court costs.

Croop is represented by Thomas M. Discon of Discon Law Firm in Mandeville and Michael Hingle and Bryan Pfleeger in Michael Hingle & Associates in Slidell.

U.S. District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00511

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