Woman sues Churchill Downs after slipping on piece of ice

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – A woman claims that she was injured when she slipped and fell on a piece of ice while visiting Churchill Downs.

Antonia Berger filed a lawsuit March 3 against Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Co. LLC, K&K Insurance Group Inc., Nationwide E&S and National Casualty Co. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff is a resident of Jefferson Parish. The plaintiff was a guest at the defendant's property of 1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans on March 6, 2016 when the incident occurred. The suit states that the plaintiff was caused injury when she left her table and stepped on a piece of ice that had been left on the ground.

The defendant is accused of negligence through failing to pick up the ice, failing to warn of the danger and overall negligence in the management of the property.

The plaintiff seeks all reasonable damages, court costs, attorney fees and all appropriate relief. She is represented by attorney Theresa Piglia of Metairie

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Ethel Julien.

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Case number 17-1976.

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