Suit claims H-E-B worker should have warned of pepper tin on aisle floor

David Yates Feb. 23, 2012, 4:34am

Port Arthur resident Michael Lamar has filed suit against H-E-B Grocery, alleging a store employee should have warned him of the pepper tin cluttering an aisle floor.

The suit was filed Feb. 17 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, Lamar was shopping at that Port Arthur H-E-B with his wife when he stepped on a pepper tin while walking down the spice aisle.

"The HEB employee walked by the tin, did not warn plaintiff or remove the tin from the aisle, plaintiff slipped on the tin, and fell," the suit states.

The suit does not state when the incident occurred but does allege the store was negligent in failing to warn him of the dangerous condition and failing to inspect and maintain its premises.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Attorney Brett Thomas of the Beaumont law firm Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D191-970

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