Puddle of water prompts $200k suit against casino

Steve Gonzalez Aug. 31, 2005, 1:32pm

The victim of a puddle of water, Michael Meyer, filed the 500th lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court’s Law Division this year claiming a Missouri casino is negligent for an incident that damaged his body and psyche.

Meyer, an electrician hired to make repairs at Harrah’s Casino in Maryland Heights, slipped and fell in a puddle after walking through a door on June 2, 2004.

He claims Harrah’s failed to warn him and others who were walking in the area that water or other liquid had formed a puddle on the floor making it slick and dangerous.

Meyer's suit also alleges the casino failed to train employees to clean the floor.

The complaint does not state where Meyer resides, but it does maintain that venue is appropriate.

“Harrah’s has sufficient minimum contacts in St. Clair County, which subjects it to the personal jurisdiction of the court," it states.

Meyer alleges that the fall caused serious injuries to his body, including his leg, and has caused great pain and suffering and a loss of a normal life.

Meyer is represented by Ronald Roth and George Albers of Roth and Evans in Granite City.

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