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Motel guest alleges injuries from falling plaster

By Michael Abella | Dec 5, 2016

BELLEVILLE — A guest is suing Townhouse Motel Corporation, a hospitality company, alleging she was injured when plaster fell on her while she was in the shower.

Dana J. Foster filed a complaint on Nov. 1, in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Townhouse Motel Corporation, alleging the hospitality company breached its duty to maintain the motel premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 14, 2016, she was a lawful guest at the motel and was an occupant of a rented room. While in the shower in her room, she claims large pieces of plaster fell on her, causing her to suffer injuries and damages.

The plaintiff alleges Townhouse Motel Corporation failed to keep the shower area in a safe condition, negligently allowed the shower area to remain in an unsafe condition and failed to replace or repair the the ceiling of the shower area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs of this suit.

She is represented by Philip R. Rice of Rice Law Offices Ltd. in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-581

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