Kyle Barnett Jun. 17, 2013, 6:31pm

GRETNA – A Baton Rouge woman is suing a international discount retailer over injuries she claims to have received at one of its local stores.

Shauna Temple filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 20.

Temple claims that on May 15, 2012 she was shopping at the Wal-Mart located at 1501 Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey when she slipped in a puddle of water near the freeze area. The plaintiff alleges the water came from an ice machine owned by the defendant. Temple asserts there was no way she could avoid the incident in which she received injuries.

The defendant is accused of allowing a hazardous condition to exist on the premises, failing to warn patrons of a dangerous condition which it knew or should have known existed, causing and allowing water to remain on the floor in an area which it knew or should have known would be highly traveled by patrons and failing to maintain the property so as to render it safe for patrons.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, wage loss and mental anguish.

Temple is represented by Alfred A. Olinde Jr. of New Orleans-based Reasonover and Olinde LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division K Judge Ellen Shirer Kovach.

Case no. 726-209.

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