CHARLESTON -- A Charleston couple is suing Greater Huntington Theatre for injuries sustained at a theater.

Park Place Cinemas and Cinema VII, Inc. were also named as defendants in the suit.

On July 8, 2009, Patricia Osborne was at Park Place Cinemas and was attempting to find a seat when she slipped and fell onto the floor, according to a complaint filed June 8 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Osborne claims prior to falling she was not aware that the floor was slippery, but after her fall she noticed standing water on the floor.

Greater Huntington Theatre owed a duty to the general public to maintain Park Place Cinemas in a reasonably safe condition, according to the suit.

Osborne claims the defendants breached their duties by allowing a slippery, hazardous condition to exist on the cinema floor, by failing to warn customers of the hazardous condition and by failing to employ appropriate protective measures to ensure that such hazardous conditions would not exist without proper warning to the customers.

The defendants knew or should have known of the condition and knew or should have known of the harm it could cause to the general public, according to the suit.

Osborne and her husband, Earl R. Osborne, are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by Robert B. Cline Jr., Robert A. Campbell and Francis M. Curnutte III.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-941

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