Whole Foods sued in trip and fall lawsuit

By Joel Brakken | Mar 3, 2014


A woman is suing Whole Foods after she tripped and fell on a wooden pallet in a walkway.

Marian Rohde filed a lawsuit Feb. 19 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Whole Foods Market Group Inc., doing business as Whole Foods Market, citing premises liability.

According to the complaint, Rohde was shopping at Whole Foods at 840 Willow Road in Northbrook on Sept. 6, when she tripped on a wooden pallet that was jutting out past the merchandise and fell to the floor, sustaining injuries.

Rohde is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 and is being represented in the case by attorney Mark Brown of Lane & Lane LLC.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L001648.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Cook County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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