Wal-Mart sued for not warning of slippery substances on floor

Michelle Keahey Aug. 27, 2012, 3:34am


NEW ORLEANS - After slipping and falling, an Orleans Parish woman has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart that claims the store did not warn of the dangerous presented by slippery substances on the floor.

Leslie Legania filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on June 18 in Orleans Parish District Court. The defendant removed the case to federal court in New Orleans on July 25.

The alleged incident occurred on June 19, 2011 as Legania was shopping in a New Orleans Wal-Mart. Legania slipped in a puddle of a clear, liquid substance and fell. She claims she sustained severe and disabling injuries in the incident.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to keep floors and premises clear of water, liquids, oil or slippery and hazardous substances, failing to inspect or clean premises to prevent harm to customers, creating a dangerous or hazardous condition, failing to warn customers of dangerous condition of floor, and for failing to take preventive measures to guard against dangers created by the wet, slippery and hazardous conditions of its premises.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical impairment, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, attorney's fees, interest and court costs.

Legania is represented by New Orleans attorney Marie A. Bookman.

U.S. District Judge Lance M. Africk is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:12-cv-01932

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