GRETNA – A local college student is suing the University of Phoenix over claims that she was injured at the Metairie campus.
Gwendolyn LeBlanc filed suit against Galleria Operating Co. LLC, The University of Phoenix Inc. and Travelers Insurance Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 2.
LeBlanc claims that on Sept, 3, 2013 she was attending classes at the University of Phoenix campus located in the Galleria building at 1 Galleria Blvd. in Metairie when she slipped on a wet carpet placed on a sloped walkway and fell to the floor. The plaintiff asserts she received injuries in the incident to her ankle, foot, pelvis, leg, back, neck and headaches and cuts and abrasions.
The defendant is accused of allowing the property to not be in a safe condition and failing to operate, maintain, repair, supervise and conduct their business in a safe manner.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, aggravation, inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life.
LeBlanc is represented by attorney William G. Legrand of Metairie.
The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.
Case no. 741-908.