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Woman claims she was injured after tripping in Sears store

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 8, 2016

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is seeking damages claiming that she was caused to trip and fall on an electrical cord.

Joycelyn Robertson filed a suit against Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 18.

According to the claim, Robertson was at the Sears, Roebuck and Co. in Metairie on May 25, 2015, when the incident occurred. The suit states that while shopping for a washing machine, the plaintiff was caused to trip and fall on an electrical cord that was allegedly left on the ground in a careless manner. The suit further states that upon falling, the plaintiff was caused serious physical injuries to her body, including her neck and back.

The defendant is accused of negligence in failing to keep walkways free from obstructions, failing to warn guests of the condition of the store, failure to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and general negligence.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. She is represented by Edwin A. Stoutz Jr. of New Orleans. The case has been assigned to Division I Judge Nancy A. Miller.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 760840

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