NEW ORLEANS- A local woman has filed suit against a local festival for allegedly failing to prepare the facility in a way that would ensure the safety of all patrons in attendance.

Dianne Leftridge filed suit against The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on May 5.

The plaintiff asserts that the New Orleans Jazz Festival negligently erected a dangerous metal and cement object without marking it to draw awareness to it. The plaintiff claims this negligence led to her tripping over the object causing her serious injuries.  The plaintiff asserts that the accident would have been avoided if the defendant had marked the object.

The defendant is accused of careless operation of the facilities, failure to maintain a safe pedestrian walkway, and failure to take action to avoid injuries to pedestrians to occur.

The plaintiff is seeking an unknown amount in damages for her physical pain and suffering, medical expenses, and mental distress.

Dianne Leftridge is represented by Morris W. Reed from the Law Office of Morris W. Reed in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division F Judge Christopher J. Bruno.

Case no. 2014-04434.

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