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Pier 1 customer says chair fell on her

By Michael Abella | Oct 21, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A customer is suing Pier 1 Imports after a chair allegedly fell on her while shopping.

Wendy Walden filed a complaint on Sept. 26 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Pier 1 Imports US Inc. and employee Heidi Holtgrewe, alleging they breached their duty to maintain their premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 7, 2014, she was a patron lawfully inside Pier 1's facility when a chair fell on her, causing her to suffer injuries.

Walden claims she suffered great pain, anguish and medical care.

She alleges the defendants negligently created the dangerous and unsafe condition, failed to make sure that the retail facility was in a a safe condition and failed to safely and securely display furniture and other goods.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for a sum in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Kenneth B. Beljanski of Brown & Brown LLP in Fairview Heights.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-508

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