Two-liter of soda the subject of lawsuit against Family Dollar

By Nicholas Malfitano | May 14, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – Family Dollar has been sued in state court for negligence by a Williamsport couple who claim the discount store chain failed to properly hire and supervise its employees, when one of them dropped a soda bottle on the plaintiff’s foot and broke it.

Sharon D. Harmon and Barry Harmon of Williamsport filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on May 4 versus Family Dollar Store of Pennsylvania, LLC (individually and/or doing business as “Family Dollar”), of Mathews, N.C.

On May 13, 2016, Sharon was on the defendant’s premises on West 4th Street in Williamsport, when the suit describes a nearby cashier dropped a size two-liter bottle of soda on her foot, resulting in multiple injuries.

Sharon claims to have suffered a right foot fracture requiring surgical intervention, injuries and damage to her bones, cells, muscles, tissues and her nervous system, some or all of which may be permanent in nature.

The plaintiffs claim the defendant failed to give Sharon proper and adequate protection to which she was entitled as a customer, failed to properly train and/or supervise its employees and negligently hired its employees, plus other allegations.

For counts of negligence and loss of consortium, the plaintiffs are seeking damages, individually, jointly and severally, in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs of suit and delay damages, in addition to a trial by jury, consisting of 12 jurors.

The plaintiffs are represented by Edward J. Zanine of Flager & Associates, in Trevose.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180405178

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