Diner faults Sudie's for slip and fall

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Nov 11, 2013

GALVESTON - A local woman's visit to a League City restaurant two years ago allegedly ended in a slip-and-fall lawsuit, recent court documents say.

Claiming the staff at Sudie's Catfish-Seafood House did not tell her the surface on which she slipped was wet, Barbara London filed a lawsuit against the eatery and its parent companies in Galveston County District Court on Nov. 7.

"During the plaintiff's visit on the defendants' premises, the plaintiff was caused to suffer injury which was the direct result of an unreasonably dangerous condition on the defendants' premises," the suit says.

London says she was "walking past the cash register" when the Nov. 8, 2011, incident in question occurred.

According to the suit, a manager immediately approached her with a wet floor sign in his hand and stated "he was sorry because the floor had just been waxed."

"No signs warning of the dangerous condition were present prior to the incident," the original petition says.

The suit does not elaborate on the extent of London's reported injuries, but insists she did nothing to cause the event for which she sues.

Consequently, the plaintiff sues for physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, impairment and medical expenses.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Ryan B. Gross of The Manginello Law Firm PLLC in Houston is representing London, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-1421

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