GRETNA – A Louisiana couple is seeking damages following an incident in which the wife was allegedly caused injury by a falling rug at a Target store.

Lela Blalock and Beau Blalock filed a suit against Target Corp. of Minnesota, Ace American Insurance Co. and XYZ Insurance Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 18.

According to the claim, Lela Blalock was a guest at the Target store No. 1449 at 4500 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie, when the incident occurred on April 28, 2015. While walking through the store, the suit states that a large rug that had been stored improperly fell and hit the plaintiff on her head and neck, allegedly resulting in injuries.

The defendants are accused of negligence in failing to properly store and secure the rug, failure to train employees sufficiently in order to avoid such incidents, failure to maintain a safe environment and failure to inspect the premises sufficiently.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. They are represented by Carole G. Gillio of the Gillio Law Firm in Slidell. The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 760009

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