GRETNA – A woman is seeking damages, claiming that she was caused to fall at a civic center.

Melvina Skidmore filed a suit against Westwego Civic Association and United Specialty Insurance Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 26.

According to the claim, the plaintiff was a guest at the defendant's premises at 1220 Avenue H in Westwego when the incident occurred on Aug. 1, 2015. The suit states that while the plaintiff was walking into the kitchen area, she was caused to slip and fall on a puddle of cooking oil that had been left on the ground.

Westwego Civic Association is accused of negligence through its failure to maintain the facilities in a prudent manner, allowing the floor to remain unsafe and failure to warn guests of the present danger.

The plaintiff is seeking an unspecified amount in damages. The plaintiff is represented by Allan Berger and Andrew Geiger of Allan Berger & Associates in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Danyelle M. Taylor.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 763242

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