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Customer alleges grocery store owner's negligence caused injuries

By Michael Abella | Aug 1, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing a Belleville grocery store, alleging the defendant's negligence caused the plaintiff to sustain injuries.

Carol A. Brown filed a lawsuit July 8 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Shop 'N Save Warehouse Foods Inc., alleging the grocery store owner was negligent in failing to exercise reasonable care to protect customers.

According to the complaint, on May 1, while Brown she was shopping at the defendant's store in Belleville, she fell on a liquid substance that had been spilled on the floor. The suit says the fall caused Brown to sustain bodily injuries that resulted in pain, disability, mental anguish, loss of earnings and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendant allowed the liquid to remain in the floor, failed to remove the liquid and failed to adequately warn customers.

Brown seeks a trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Matthew J. Marlen of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-347

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