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