White House | Black Market sued after checkout counter falls on customer's foot

By Annie Cosby | Jun 17, 2014

A Galveston County woman is suing over claims she was injured when a mall store's checkout counter collapsed.

Kristi Ann Johanson filed a lawsuit June 10 in the Galveston County District Court against White House | Black Market Inc., citing premises liability. 

According to the complaint, Johanson was a customer at the White House | Black Market store in Baybrook Mall in Friendswood on Oct. 21, 2012, when the checkout counter collapsed on her left foot, and she suffered a bone fracture in her foot.

The defendant is accused of failing to warn customers of the dangerous condition and providing a safe checkout counter.

Johanson is seeking damages in excess of jurisdictional limits.

She is being represented in the case by attorney Michael A. Lamson in Houston.

Galveston County District Court Case No. 14-CV-0643

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

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