Private detective issues summons to Wal-Mart manager to answer complaint

Christina Stueve Dec. 15, 2011, 7:49am


Christopher McClintock, an employee of A Closer Look Investigations, a private detective agency in Godfrey, served Glen Masterson, manager of Wal-Mart in Wood River, a summons to file an answer to a Madison County personal injury lawsuit.

The paperwork was made public Monday. McClintock issued the summons Nov. 21.

The lawsuit is being brought against Wal-Mart by Tracie Burton, who wants the Wood River Wal-Mart to pay for her injuries after she allegedly slipped and fell while shopping in the store.

Burton filed suit Nov. 8 in Madison County Circuit Court against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., doing business as Wal-Mart Supercenter. Masterson is also named as a defendant.

According to the complaint, Burton was shopping at the Wesley Drive Wal-Mart in March. As she walked down a frozen food aisle, Burton says she slipped on a wet substance on the floor that was allegedly spilled by another shopper. Burton says she hurt her knee in the fall.

Burton accuses Wal-Mart and Masterson of negligence for failing to keep the store's aisles and walkways safe for its customers. She asks for more than $50,000 in damages for medical bills and court fees.

Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla is assigned to the case.

Attorney Michael P. Glisson of Alton is representing Burton.

Madison County Circuit Court Case No. 11-L-1182

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