Kerasotes denies negligence in personal injury suit

By Steve Gonzalez | Oct 20, 2008

Kerasotes Showplace Theatres in Edwardsville denies any wrongdoing in a personal injury suit filed against them by Cynthia Halpern.

In addition, Kerasotes denies Halpern was injured to the extent or in the manner she alleges.

Halpern alleges she injured herself on May 12, 2007 after tripping on a step that was not visible on her way to watch "Spiderman III."

She claims she injured her right knee, right hip, left shoulder, left hand and other areas of her body after she tripped and fell "with great force and violence on a step that was not visible."

Halpern said she had to undergo surgery on her right knee, has suffered and will continue to suffer great physical pain and mental anguish, has and will be unable to perform her usual activities, has endured disability and loss of a normal life, suffered disfigurement, and has been and will continue to be obligated to pay medical expenses because of her injuries, the suit states.

She is seeking in excess of $50,000, plus the costs of the suit.

Halpern is represented by Michael Glisson of Williamson, Webster, Falb and Glisson in Alton.

Kerasotes is represented by Charles Planek of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker in Chicago.

Madison County Circuit Judge Andy Matoesian set the case for a status conference at 9 a.m. on Nov. 19.

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