Woman’s lawsuit against East St. Louis market over fall dismissed

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Nov 1, 2013

A woman who claims she fell at an East St. Louis store has filed a motion to voluntarily dismiss her lawsuit.

St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert LeChien filed an order on Sept. 27 granting plaintiff Pamela McClain’s motion to voluntarily dismiss without prejudice. Each side was ordered to bear their own costs.

According to the complaint filed Sept. 16, McClain claims she went to an East St. Louis store, defendant Gateway Market, on July 23 and tripped on carpeting that had risen from the floor.

She blames Gateway Market for negligently failing to manage its premises in a safe condition, failing to have a safe procedure for securing its carpets to the floor, failing to provide a safe place for McClain, allowing the premises to remain dangerous and failing to warn of the dangerous condition, the suit states.

McClain sought a judgment of more than $50,000.

On Oct. 17, LeChien scheduled a manadatory status conference to address the dismissal on Dec. 10 at 9:30 a.m.

Thomas Rich, Kristina Cooksey and Michelle Rich of Fairview Heights represent McClain.

No attorneys for the defendant had been identified.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 13-L-474

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