Whole Foods sued by customer who allegedly slipped on cherry

By Louisiana Record reports | Jul 14, 2014

GRETNA – A local grocery store is being sued by a customer who claims she was severely injured after slipping and falling on a cherry laying on the floor.

Connie Abdul-Salaam filed suit against Whole Foods Market Inc. and Gallagher Bassett Services Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 16.

Abdul-Salaam alleges that on June 17, 2013 he was shopping at the Whole Foods located at 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie when she stepped on a cherry laying on the floor and slipped and fell. The plaintiff asserts that when she fell she landed on her left knee and was injured.

The defendant is accused of maintaining an unsafe premises, failing to keep the store in a safe condition, failing to clean the floor, failing to perform regular safety checks, failing to see what condition the floor was in, failing to extend due care and caution and failing to do anything to avoid the accident.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, mental anguish and distress.

Abdul-Salaam is represented by attorney Jerry L. Settle of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.

Case no. 739-473.

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