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Jefferson Parish woman blames church for fall

By Carrie Bradon | Jan 20, 2017

GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish woman is suing a local Baptist church, alleging she was injured when she fell in a hole outside of the church.

Yondice Lloyd filed a suit Jan. 17 against Church Mutual Insurance Company and Second St. John Baptist Church in the 24th Judicial District Court, alleging negligence.

According to the claim, Lloyd was on church property, 242 Avondale Garden Road on March 26, 2016, when she was caused to fall into a hole on the property of the church, leading to physical pain and suffering.

The defendant is accused of negligence through failing to maintain their property, failing to warn of the danger or repair the defect and overall negligence.

Lloyd seeks all reasonable damages, attorney fees and court costs. She is represented by attorneys Edward J. Womac Jr. and Matthew Sutton of the Law Offices of Edward J. Womac Jr. & Associates in New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division C Judge June Berry Darensburg.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 768205.

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