A Hardin County woman is suing a company and a department store after she fell outside a JC Penney at a Beaumont mall. 

Linda Griffin filed a lawsuit Feb. 20 in the District Court of Jefferson County against CBL & Associates Inc., J.C. Penney Co. Inc., individually and doing business as Texas J.C. Penney Parkdale Mall, and J.C. Penney Corp. Inc., individually and doing business as J.C. Penney Parkdale Mall citing negligence.

The lawsuit claims that Griffin was on a walkway in the parking area on Jan. 20 when she fell. She sustained serious injuries that required extensive surgery and that probably will require future medical treatment, the complaint alleges.

Griffin is seeking in excess of $1 million in damages.

She is represented by John Werner of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn LLP in Beaumont.

Circuit Court Case No. E195-362

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the District Court of Jefferson County. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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