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Longview Wal-Mart facing $75,000 lawsuit after customer slips and falls

By Michelle Massey, East Texas Bureau | Jan 24, 2011

MARSHALL - Seeking more than $75,000, a Gregg County resident has filed a lawsuit against a Longview Wal-Mart after she was injured when she slipped and fell.

Cynthia Marsh filed suit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Jan. 14 in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division.

The accident occurred on June 20, 2009 as Marsh was shopping at the Wal-Mart supercenter in Longview. She states she was injured when she slipped in a slippery substance and fell.

Wal-Mart is accused of negligent for failing to discover the unreasonably dangerous condition, for creating the condition, for failing to protect its invitees from criminal acts of third parties and for violating its policies and procedures for customer safety.

The plaintiff is asking for more than $75,000 in damages for physical pain and mental anguish, loss of wage earning capacity, physical impairment, medical expenses, interest and court costs.

Marsh is represented by J.R. Rusty Phenix and Cary Crump of Phenix, Phenix & Crump in Henderson.

A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge David Folsom is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:11-cv-00015

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