Judge dismisses woman's slip and fall case against grocery store
St. Clair County Judge Robert LeChien on Jan. 2 dismissed a Belleville woman’s slip and fall lawsuit. Kelly Clifford had asked for more than $50,000 after she allegedly slipped on a wet floor. Clifford filed a lawsuit June 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Shop ‘n Save Warehouse Foods Inc. and Supervalu Inc. The parties stipulated and agreed Dec. 26 that the case had been settled. In the lawsuit, Clifford says she was hurt while shopping at the North Belt West Shop ‘n Save in August 2010. While walking down one of the grocery store aisles, Clifford claims she slipped on a wet substance on the floor. She claimed the fall caused serious injuries, and she accused Shop ‘n Save and its owner, Supervalu, of negligence. Attorneys Mark C. Scoggins and Natalie M. Sager, of Columbia’s Crowder & Scoggins law firm, represented Clifford. Beth C. Boggs of Boggs, Avellino, Lach & Boggs represented the defense. St. Clair County Circuit Court Case No. 12-L-333.