Andrey Burin Feb. 25, 2015, 6:12pm


NEW ORLEANS – A Wal-Mart customer is suing for damages and claiming that a large display of Coca-Cola brand products collapsed on her and caused serious injuries.

Jennie Lynn Waters filed suit against Wal-Mart Louisiana, LLC and Coca-Cola Refreshments USA Inc. in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on Dec. 5, 2014.

The plaintiff says that she was shopping at the Wal-Mart store at 1901 Tchoupitoulas St., on Dec. 17, 2013. She claims that after approaching a display of two-liter Coca-Cola products and attempting to remove one from the top shelf, the guard-rail fell toward the plaintiff and–after attempting to hold the display up and calling for help–she claims that she was subsequently struck by several falling bottles and has endured pain and suffering, emotional distress and permanent hand injuries.

The plaintiff claims that the defendant is liable for damages due to its failure to exercise reasonable care, keep the premises free of a hazardous condition and other negligence.

The plaintiff is represented by Scott R. Bickford and Lawrence J. Centola of New Orleans-based Martzell & Bickford.

This case has been assigned to Div. H Judge Monique Barial.

Case no. 2014-11460.

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