Woman steps, slips and sues H-E-B

David Yates Nov. 15, 2010, 8:26am

Area resident Florence Brown, 63, has filed suit against the Port Arthur H-E-B, alleging she slipped in a puddle of water at the grocery store.

The suit was filed Nov. 12 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court papers show that on May 13, 2009, Brown was shopping at the store when she "slipped in what she later learned to be water."

In her suit, Brown says she was completely unaware of any liquid substances on the floor and H-E-B had a duty to warn her of the danger.

She further maintains that H-E-B negligently failed to inspect and clean its premises and keep it a hazard free place to shop.

Brown is suing for her alleged past and future mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and disfigurement.

She is represented by Beaumont attorney Michael McGown of Benckenstein, Norvell & Nathan.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A188-786

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