Parents, child allege Kroger's negligence caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | May 22, 2018

CHARLESTON — Two parents and their child are suing Kroger, alleging negligent entrustment and premises liability..

Kim Michelle Wallace, individually and as wife to Gregory Scott Wallace and mother of M.W., a child, filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against The Kroger Co., Kroger Limited Partnership I, et al, alleging they negligently entrusted the retail store to Robert J. Johnson, whose negligence was known to them.

According to the complaint, on March 28, 2016, Kim Michelle Wallace was a business invitee at the Kroger store in Kanawha County when she was injured by Johnson, a Kroger employee. Wallace says she sustained injuries to her body that resulted in pain and suffering, annoyance, emotional distress and medical expenses. 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to properly train and supervise their employees and negligently hired and retained Johnson, who was known as a negligent and reckless employee.

The Wallaces seek trial by jury, compensatory damages of not more than $74,999, plus pre- and post-judgment interest and court costs. They are represented by attorneys Troy N. Giatras and Matthew Stonestreet of The Giatras Law Firm PLLC in Charleston.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-420

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