Home Depot sued over customer's trip at Covington store

Michelle Keahey May 25, 2011, 1:15am

A customer is suing a Covington Home Depot store for more than $1.5 million after she allegedly slipped in water and fell, injuring her knee.

Claiming the store's negligence resulted in her injuries, Karen Guise and her husband Robert Guise filed a lawsuit against The Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. on May 23 in federal court in New Orleans.

According to the lawsuit, on May 29, 2010, Karen Guise was shopping at the Home Depot store in Covington when she slipped in water on the floor near the checkout cash register area.

Home Depot is accused of negligence for failing to furnish a safe place to shop, failing to maintain aisles and floors, failing to warn complainant, failing to properly block off the aisle or area in question, failing to place wet floor signs in the area and failing to incorporate mats for safety.

Karen Guise is asking for more than $1.5 million in damages for mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, lost wages, medical expenses, interest and court costs. Robert Guise is seeking damages for loss of consortium, love and affection, guidance and support.

The plaintiffs are represented by Thomas M. Discon and Scott G. Discon of Discon Law Firm in Mandeville. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Martin L. C. Feldman is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-01211

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