Kyle Barnett Jun. 8, 2015, 7:32am


GRETNA – Home Depot is being sued by a customer alleging she was injured moving bags of mulch into her car.

Maria Tregle filed suit against Home edit USA Inc. and an unknown employee in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 17.

Tregle claims that on April 20, 2014 she was a customer at the Home Depot located at 2625 Veterans Blvd. in Metairie when she purchased multiple bags of mulch. The plaintiff alleges that she requested help from an employee loading the mulch into her car, but when assistance never arrived she decided to move the bags of mulch on her own. Tregle claims that when she attempted to move the bags of mulch she injured herself.

The defendant is accused of failing to provide assistance, failing to inspect and maintain the premises, failing to remedy a hazard, failing to supervise and train employees, failing to adopt appropriate procedures and guidelines, violation of state law and failing to prevent unreasonable risk of harm.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional anguish, aggravation, inconvenience, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of wages.

Tregle is represented by Scott A. Decker of the Metairie-based Law Office of Scott A. Decker LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Donald A. Rowan Jr.

Case no. 748-795.

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