Woman blames fall at Wal-Mart on defective sandals, files lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Sep. 20, 2013, 2:54pm

GALVESTON - Matagorda County resident Robin Baca claims she purchased a defective pair of sandals which caused her to fall, recent court documents say.

Baca sued Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Elan-Polo Inc. in Matagorda County District Court on Aug. 14.

The lawsuit was removed to the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas on Sept. 16.

The plaintiff bought two pairs of Ladies Fashion Sandals, which were manufactured by Elan-Polo, at a Wal-Mart in Bay City.

She was walking in her brand new footwear when they broke and she fell, suffering "severe" bodily injuries, according to the suit.

Wal-Mart is blamed for selling "sub-standard" shoes and failing to ensure their safety, while Elan-Polo is faulted for not controlling the manufacturing process.

Consequently, the claimant is suing for physical pain and impairment, disfigurement, mental and emotional anguish, and lost earnings.

She seeks more than $1 million in damages.

Attorney Lynn C. Grebe of Bay City is representing Baca.

Case No. 3:13-CV-333

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