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Maryville customer sues Fairview Heights shopping center over slip and fall on ice

By Michael Abella | Sep 21, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A Maryville woman is suing Fairview Heights shopping center operators, alleging their negligence caused her to fall on ice and suffer injuries. 

Barbara Kary filed a lawsuit Aug. 15 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Brixmor Property Group Inc., Divisions Inc. and C&H Grading & Excavation Inc., alleging negligence in failing to exercise ordinary care to protect their customers.

According to the complaint, on Feb. 22, 2015, Kary was patronizing Brixmor's shopping center in Fairview Heights as a customer at a T.J. Maxx store. The suit says as she was walking toward the parking lot she slipped and fell on a black ice, causing her to sustain injuries. 

The lawsuit states Kary has suffered great pain and mental anguish and medical expenses. The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to remove the ice that created the dangerous condition, failed to properly inspect the area of the parking lot and failed to place salt and/or ice melting chemicals on the parking lot.

Kary seeks trial by jury, judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs of suit. She is represented by attorney Ronald S. Motil of Beatty & Motil in Glen Carbon.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-430

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