Tia Benton May 1, 2013, 2:40pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Houston woman is suing Maple Leaf Bar claiming she fell on the premises.

Ilona Thomson filed a lawsuit against Maple Leaf Bar and Rax Corporation in the Orleans Parish Central District Court.

Thomson claims that while leaving the defendant's premises she tripped and fell on a defect in the floor near the entrance of the building which resulted in a broken ankle.

The defendant is accused of failing to use reasonable care, failing to warn petitioner of the existing defect and allowing a hazardous condition to exist.

The suit does not specify the exact amount the plaintiff desires for her injuries and damages.

Hugh Lambert of the Lambert Firm PLC is counsel for the plaintiff.

This case has been assigned to Division M Judge Paulette R. Irons.

Case no. 2013-01467.

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