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Woman blames injuries on store operator's failure to provide safe premises

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 30, 2016

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RIPLEY — A patron is suing a gas station and convenience store operator, alleging that insufficient measures were taken to prevent injuries.

Marilyn Deal filed a complaint on Aug. 11 in Jackson Circuit Court against 21 Century Market Inc., alleging that the gas station and convenience store operator breached its duty to design and maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 12, 2014, she was a patron of defendant's 21 Century Market at its Ripley facility when she stepped onto an unsecured fuel tank manhole cover in the parking lot, which caused her to suffer injuries that resulted in great physical pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and medical expenses. The plaintiff holds 21 Century Market Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant in an amount in excess of of the jurisdictional limit of the court for compensatory damages, costs, disbursement and attorney's fees and such other relief as the court deems just and proper. She is represented by Eric J. Holmes and Kevin C. Harris of Law Offices of Harris Holmes PLLC in Ripley.

Jackson Circuit Court Case number 16-c-63

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