Wal-Mart and ice company named in personal injury suit

Ann Knef May 27, 2008, 9:47am

Wal-Mart in Cahokia

Wal-Mart Store #747 in Cahokia and the Home City Ice Co. are being sued by a customer who slipped and fell on water that had accumulated on the floor in front of an ice machine.

Carolyn Case and her husband John Case, Sr. claim in a suit filed May 22 in St. Clair County Circuit Court that the store and ice company were negligent for placing an ice machine in a location which was inappropriate and created a dangerous condition.

Among other things, Case claims the defendants allowed and permitted the floor to become wet.

The incident, which allegedly caused Carolyn Case to suffer serious and permanent, yet unspecified injuries, occurred Aug. 12, 2006.

John Case claims he has lost the society, companionship, affection and consortium of his wife.

The Cases, represented by Carl Runge, Jr. of Collinsville, are seeking in excess of $200,000 in damages plus applicable costs.

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