Editor's note: an earlier version of this article inaccurately stated that Harris County is seeking up to $1 million in damages. The county is actually seeking around $4,000 in damages.
HOUSTON — Harris County is suing McDonald's alleging a dangerous condition caused a stainless steel toilet paper holder to injure the ankle of a county employee.
Harris County filed a complaint May 13 in Harris County District Court against McDonald's Corporation, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, on June 19, 2017, the plaintiff's employee was at a McDonald's at 9021 Will Clayton Parkway. Humble. The suit says the individual was in the handicap stall in the women's restroom and when she tried to access the toilet paper the stainless steel holder fell, landing on her shoulder, and causing her to suffer injuries to her ankle, requiring medical attention.
Harris County is represented by Harris County attorney Vince Ryan and assistant attorney Laura Kemp of Houston.
Harris County District Court case number 2019-33180