Customer's slip on crushed plum lands Whole Foods in court

By Annie Cosby | Aug 21, 2014

A Cook County woman is suing Whole Foods, claiming she was injured when she slipped on a piece of fruit on the floor of one of its Chicago stores.

Lauren Diane Brill filed a lawsuit Aug. 12 in the Cook County Circuit Court against Whole Foods Market Group Inc., doing business as Whole Foods Market, and Whole Foods Market Store No. 10252.

According to the complaint, Brill was at the Whole Foods on West North Avenue on Aug. 19, 2012, when she slipped on a crushed plum on the floor and sustained injuries. She accuses the defendants of failing to maintain the store premises in a safe condition for customers.

Brill is seeking damages, plus costs, and is being represented in the case by attorneys at Ankin Law Office LLC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case No. 2014L008430.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Cook County Circuit Court. 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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