Man sues Outback Steakhouse after trip over dishes

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 22, 2013

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing a local outlet of a national restaurant chain for injuries he claims to have received after allegedly falling over a tub of dishes and injuring himself.

Leo Spadoni filed suit against Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC and Bloomin’ Brands Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Jan. 25.

Spadoni claims he was dining at the Outback Steakhouse located at 2746 Severn Ave. in Metairie when he exited the booth where he was sitting and tripped over a plastic tub filled with dirty dishes. The plaintiff alleges he received severe personal injuries in the fall.

The defendant is accused of creating a hazardous conditions on the restaurant floor resulting in the plaintiff’s fall, failing to properly train its employees in properly inspecting and maintaining the floor and creating and allowing a hazardous condition to exist.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish, embarrassment, humiliation, medical expenses, lost wages, lost benefits, loss of earning capacity and loss of opportunity.

Spadoni is represented by Anthony J. Livaccari Jr. of New Orleans-based Livacarri & Villarrubia & Lemmon LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Carolyn W. Gill-Jefferson.

Case no. 723-292.

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