Wal-Mart faces premises liability claim

Jon Campisi Jun. 23, 2011, 11:15am

A Philadelphia woman has filed a premises liability lawsuit against a Wal-Mart store in Northeast Philly for injuries she suffered after taking a spill at the business.

Attorney Jeffrey M. Rosenbaum, of the city firm Rosenbaum & Associates, P.C., filed the slip-and-fall civil complaint June 22 at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas on behalf of Ashley Arnold.

Named as defendants are Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores East.

According to the civil complaint, Arnold was a business invitee at the Wal-Mart store at 1 Franklin Mills Boulevard in mid August 2010 when she slipped and fell on a wet floor, an act that caused her to sustain various physical injuries, the specifics of which are not spelled out in the suit.

The complaint accuses Wal-Mart of carelessness and negligence in allowing a dangerous and hazardous condition to exist at a business frequented by members of the public. The suit also accuses the defendant of failing to warn customers of the slippery floor condition.

Arnold has had to spend various sums of money on medical expenses related to her injuries, the lawsuit states. She demands judgment against the defendants jointly and severally in a sum not in excess of $50,000.

The non-jury case is scheduled for arbitration on Feb. 24, 2012.

The case number is 110601895.

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