CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County woman says she slipped on a
banana peel in Walmart’s Cross Lanes store, permanently injuring her knee and
Judy Lynn Johnson filed a lawsuit April 6 in Kanawha Circuit
Court against Walmart Stores Inc., alleging negligence and premises liability.
According to the complaint, as Johnson was shopping in
Walmart’s Cross Lanes store on April 13, 2014, she slipped on a banana peel and
injured her right knee and ankle. The suit says Walmart breached its duty to
provide a safe shopping environment for customers, and is responsible for
Johnson’s alleged injuries and medical expenses.
Johnson seeks a jury trial and compensatory damages, plus
interest and litigation costs. She is represented by attorney Edward G. Atkins of
the law firm of John R. Mitchell L.C. in Charleston.
Judge Charles E. King is assigned to the case.
Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-C-511