PITTSBURGH – The owners of a Bridgeville restaurant deny any and all liability in a woman's slip and fall suit.
After denying and admitting to 18 paragraphs in a complaint by plaintiff Lois Schlieper, defendant Texas Roadhouse and Texas Roadhouse Holdings LLC are demanding judgment in their favor, according Nov. 3 answer filed by the defendants in the Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.
In Schlieper's original complaint, the Pittsburgh woman alleges that she slipped and fell at the defendants' Bridgeville location on April 22 because of peanuts on the floor.
She is seeking more than $35,000.
In an answer by defendants' attorney Scott T. Redman of Snyder and Andrews, the defendants argue they are “without knowledge or information sufficient to form a belief as to the truth of the averments" in several paragraphs, demanding strict proof at trial.
Redman denied paragraph six.
“It is denied there were any peanuts on the floor where Plaintiff claims to have fallen and the floor was otherwise safe,” Redman wrote in the answer.
Paragraph seven, which states that defendants individually or jointly were responsible to keep and maintain a safe condition on the premises where “constitute a conclusion of law to which no response is required,” according to the answer.
Both paragraphs eight, nine, 10 and 11, which also stated the plaintiff fell due to peanuts on the floor, was denied. As for paragraph 12's allegations, which stated that the negligence or carelessness of the defendants were the sole cause of the plaintiff's fall, they were also denied.