Kyle Barnett Jun. 27, 2014, 5:08pm


GRETNA – A local grocery store is being sued by a shopper who claims she was caused to topple over her cart after one of its wheels got caught in broken concrete in the parking lot.

Courtney Moberg, and husband Brandon, filed suit against 3Z’s Building LLC, United Fire and Casualty Company and Winn-Dixie Montgomery LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 3.

Moberg contends she was shopping at the Winn-Dixie located at 70431 Highway 21 in Covington when she exited the store and one of the wheels of her grocery basket became lodged in broken concrete pavement and she fell into it violently as it tipped over. The plaintiff claims she suffered severe and disabling injuries in the incident.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a reasonably safe place for visitors, failing to take necessary measures to protect the safety of visitors, failing to properly maintain and supervise the premises, failing to warn visitors and residents of danger, failing to report a known hazard and failing to take steps to avoid the incident.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for physical pain and suffering, physical pain and suffering, mental pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost earnings, loss of enjoyment of life, permanent disability, loss of consortium and attorney’s fees.

Moberg is represented by Charles V. Cusimano III of New Orleans-based Cusimano Law Firm PLC.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.

Case no. 739-099.

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