Bowling alley sued after kegler slips and breaks leg

Michelle Keahey Jul. 11, 2011, 8:20am


A Louisiana woman has filed a lawsuit against a bowling alley after she slipped and broke her leg.

Trisha Mong-Thao Le filed suit against Don Carter's All Star Lanes-New Orleans Eastbank, Limited Partnership and AMF Bowling Centers Inc. on May 16, 2011 in Jefferson Parish District Court. The defendants removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on June 27.

The accident occurred on May 16, 2010 as Le was preparing to bowl her first game of the night. She states she tripped and/or slipped on a dangerous substance on the floor and fractured her leg.

The defendants are accused of failing to keep its premises in a reasonably safe condition, failing to prevent Le from suffering harm on the property, failing to warn of the dangerous condition, failing to properly inspect and provide a safe environment for customers, failing to implement proper procedures to maintain a safe environment and failing to comply with applicable building codes and regulations.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical pain, suffering and discomfort, mental anguish, aggravation, annoyance, medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, disability from working, loss of earning capacity, court costs and interest.

Mong-Thao Le is represented by Stephen M. Huber and Charles M. Thomas of Huber, Slack, Houghtaling, Pandit & Thomas in New Orleans. A jury trial is requested.

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

Case No. 2:11-cv-01516

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