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School sued for negligence after woman falls while dancing on gravel

By Louisiana Record reports | Dec 2, 2014

GRETNA – A parochial school is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured after falling while dancing on its premises.

Lorraine Borja filed suit against St. Louis King of France, Archdiocese of New Orleans and their insurer in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 18.

Borja claims that on March 21 she was dancing in the school yard at St. Louis King of France school located at 1600 Lake Ave. in Metairie when she slipped on gravel, falling backwards onto her wrists, hands, arms, back and butt. The plaintiff alleges she was injured in the incident.

The defendants are accused of providing music and allowing people to dance on a dangerous surface, failing to maintain premises in a safe condition, failing to inspect the premises, failing to properly warn plaintiff of the danger, failing to exercise reasonable care in maintaining the premises, failing to see what should have been seen and failing to provide a safe place for visitors and residents.

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

Borja is represented by Anthony S. Taormina of the Metairie-based Law Offices of Anthony S. Taormina.

The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Donald A. Rowan Jr.

Case no. 742-541.

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