Winn-Dixie sued over customer's alleged injuries in trip and fall over pallet

By Lizzy Fitzsousa | Feb 26, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Winn Dixie is being sued over a trip and fall incident involving a New Orleans woman.

Dizane D. Lee filed suit against Winn-Dixie Montgomery LLC in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court.

Lee claims that on Dec. 11, 2012 she fell over an empty pallet while turning a corner and fell face first.

Winn Dixie is accused of negligence for allegedly failing to keep customers safe while shopping and failing to warn of unsafe conditions.

Unspecified damages are requested for physical and mental pain and suffering, shock and emotional strain as well as lost wages, emergency room bills and medical treatments resulting from injuries sustained.

Lee is represented by Baton Rouge area attorney C. Hunter King.

Case is assigned to Division I Judge Piper D. Griffin.

On Feb. 2, Winn-Dixie filed a motion claiming the Orleans Parish Civil District Court is an improper venue to hear the matter and moved to get the suit dismissed. Winn Dixie claims its primary place of business is Mandeville.

Winn-Dixie is represented by Michael R. Sistrunk of McCranie, Sistrunk, Anzelmo, Hardy, McDaniel & Welch of New Orleans.

Case no. 2013-11425.

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