GRETNA – A local gambling hall is being sued by a man who claims he was injured when a tabletop suddenly collapsed on his legs.

Robert H. White Jr. filed suit against Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company LLC, Fair Grounds OTB and Casino and Churchill Downs Video Poker Company LLC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Dec. 18.

White alleges that on Aug. 3, 2013 he was a customer at the Fair Grounds OTB and Casino located at 2700 Edenborn Ave. in Metairie when a tabletop suddenly collapsed on both of his legs. The plaintiff asserts that the incident resulted in him falling and suffering injuries.

The defendant is accused of allowing a dangerous condition to exist, failing to inspect a defect, failing to provide a safe place for customers to sit, failing to fix a loose tabletop, violation of laws, failing to correct the defect, failing to exercise reasonable care to correct the defect, knowing he damage was foreseeable and not preventing it, neglecting the defect, failing to barricade the area and allowing the ruin to remain.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for general damage, loss of wages, lost earning capacity and medical expenses.

White is represented by attorney George R. Blue of Covington.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

Case no. 733-911.

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