GRETNA – A corporate retailer is being sued by a customer who claims she was severely injured in a trip and fall on a rug placed in its Lakeside Mall store.

Paunchier Bondojia filed suit against Macy’s Corporate Services Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Dec. 1.

Bondojia contends that on Dec. 4, 2013 she was shopping at the Macy’s located at the Lakeside Mall at 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie when she tripped and fell on a rug that was placed on the floor. The plaintiff alleges she injured her right knee in the fall. Bondojia claims the placement of the rug created and represented an unreasonable risk of harm.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain a reasonably safe condition, lack of proper inspection, failing to warn and general liability.

Damages in excess of $50,000 are sought for pain and suffering, fear, fright, mental anguish, emotional distress, medical expenses, property damage, loss of income and loss of earning capacity.

Bondojia is represented by Jonathan P. Friedman of New Orleans-based Silbert, Garon, Pitre & Friedman.

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

Case no. 744-708.

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