The Louisiana Record Jul. 12, 2016, 2:07pm


NEW ORLEANS — A Washington Parish woman suing Supervalu, alleging its negligence caused her to fall and sustain injuries at one of the defendant's stores.

Phyllis Richey filed lawsuit June 27 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Supervalu, Inc., alleging negligence in creating and maintaining hazardous and dangerous conditions on its property.

According to the complaint, on Aug. 2, 2015, Richey was at defendant's Save-A-Lot store No. 357 in Franklinton, when she slipped and fell on a large puddle of vanilla ice cream on the floor, causing her to suffer severe injuries. The suit says this resulted in physical pain and suffering, mental pain, medical expenses, inconvenience, loss of wages and earning capacity. 

The plaintiff alleges Supervalu allowed melted ice cream to remain on the floor of its store and failed to clean it up, failed to properly maintain the property, failed to warn visitors, guests and/or invitees and failed to provide safe and/or adequate means of ingress or egress to the property.

Richey seeks a trial by jury, the full amount of all damages, all legal costs together with legal interest, plus all general and equitable relief. He is represented by attorneys J. Benjamin Avin and Anthony D. Irpino of Irpino Law Firm in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-11751

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