BECKLEY — A Beckley couple is suing J.C. Penney, alleging its negligence caused injuries to the wife.
Sandra K. Holley and Tommie Holley filed a complaint Jan. 23 in Raleigh Circuit Court against J.C. Penney Corp. Inc. alleging the defendant breached its duty to provide a reasonably safe place to shop at its Raleigh County store.
According to the complaint, on Feb. 2, 2015, Sandra Holley was a business invitee at the J.C. Penney store at Crossroads Mall. After noticing she had been overcharged, Holley returned, the suit says, and, upon entering the rear door, she slipped and fell on water or ice.
The lawsuit says Holley sustained injuries and was taken to a hospital. As a result of her medication, the suit says, she underwent surgery for hemorrhoids problems in the amount of $32,013.19. The suit says Tommie Holley suffered loss of consortium and service of his wife.
The plaintiffs allege J.C. Penney failed to maintain its premises in a safe condition.
The Holleys seek a trial by jury and judgment sufficient to compensate their respective injuries. They are represented by attorney Paul O. Clay Jr. of Fayetteville.
Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 17-c-40