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Woman slips while mopping was ongoing and sues Jason’s Deli for $1M – alleges no ‘wet floor’ sign was seen


By David Yates | Aug 6, 2019


BEAUMONT – Two years ago, Lucine Hinze slipped and fell on a trip to the salad bar at Jason’s Deli while “moping (sic) activity was ongoing.”

On July 26, she filed a suit seeking up to $1 million in damages against the company, alleging at the time “no ‘wet floor’ or other signage was seen.”

According to the lawsuit, on July 29, 2017, Hinze and her family were eating at a Frisco Jason’s Deli. As she went to the salad bar, an employee was mopping and had removed the floor mats that help protect from “dangerous conditions.”

“As Plaintiff walked by the salad bar, she slipped and fell,” the suit states. “At the time, no ‘wet floor’ or other signage was seen and no non-slip mats were present despite the fact that the moping (sic) activity was ongoing.”

Hinze asserts she sustained serious and permanent injuries and had to be transported to the hospital.

The suit also states venue is proper in Jefferson County, even though the incident occurred in Frisco, which is in Collin and Denton Counties, because Jason Deli’s principle cooperate office is in Jefferson County.

Hinze is accusing Jason’s Deli of gross negligence and is suing for her past and future pain, mental anguish, medical expenses, impairment and lost wages.

Dallas attorney Christopher Carter of Reed Carter represents her.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E-204187

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