Heather Isringhausen Gvillo Sep. 27, 2013, 9:38am

McDonald’s is denying allegations of negligence in a Madison County personal injury suit.

Defendant C-Mac Inc. also filed affirmative defenses on Sept. 20 stating the plaintiffs are at fault for more than 50 percent of the proximate cause of the injury or damage. The defendant also states that if the plaintiffs are found to be less than 50 percent of the proximate cause, recovery should still be reduced accordingly on the defendant’s part.

According to the complaint filed Aug. 5 against C-Mac, Eva Moss and her husband Rodney Moss were visiting a McDonald’s at 105 Suppiger Lane in Highland on June 1 when Eva Moss slipped and fell on water on the floor.

The plaintiffs blame C-Mac, which owns McDonald’s, for negligence and causing Eva Moss’s injuries. They accuse the defendant of causing moisture to remain on the floor where it knew patrons would walk, failed to inspect the floor to discover the source of the water and failed to clean up the water.

The plaintiffs seek a judgment of more than $50,000.

Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth scheduled a case management conference for Oct. 30 at 9 a.m.

Jon Shelton and Joseph T. Madrid of Shelton & Madrid in St. Louis are representing the plaintiffs.

Daniel R. Schattnik of Unsell, Schattnik & Phillips in Wood River represents C-Mac Inc.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 13-L-1311

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