BELLEVILLE — A woman is suing Schnuck Markets after she allegedly tripped on a rug.

Kathleen Melton filed a complaint on Dec. 9 in St. Clair County Circuit Court against Schnuck Markets Inc., alleging the store owner failed to maintain its premises in a reasonably safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 1, she was a customer at the defendant's premises when she tripped over a defective rug at the store entrance and was injured.

The plaintiff alleges the defendant negligently permitted its premises to remain in a dangerous condition and failed to warn her of the dangerous condition.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for a fair and just amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs of the suit.

She is represented by Jeffrey A. Kopis of Kopis Law in Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 16-L-553

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