Molly English-Bowers Mar. 15, 2016, 2:49pm


BELLEVILLE – A customer is suing the Swansea Aldi store after she allegedly tripped and fell over a pallet that had been left out.

Mary Kay Mulvaney filed the suit Feb. 16 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Aldi Inc.

According to the complaint, on May 26, 2014, Mulvaney was shopping inside the defendant's store in Swansea. As she rounded an endcap inside the store, she claims she tripped over a pallet that had been left in the aisle.

Mulvaney alleges the pallet had been left out for a sufficient period of time to allow employees of the defendant to remove it. She claims the defendant was negligent by failing to remove the hazard and failing to warn customers of the pallet's location.

As a result of the fall, the plaintiff alleges she injured several parts of her body, including her shoulder, neck and knee. She also became sore and has remained so ever since the incident, she continues to suffer pain and anguish, has had to pay for medical care and pharmaceuticals to treat her injuries, and has been limited from earning money and participating in many of her usual daily activities.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for personal injuries in excess of $50,000 plus court costs. She is represented by Richard G. Reed and Earl W. Hubbs of Reed and Bruhn PC in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-96

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