CHICAGO – A Highland Park woman is suing owners of a supermarket, alleging she was injured by sitting in a broken chair at Mariano’s Fresh Market in Vernon Hills.

Giovannina Carani filed a lawsuit Dec. 18 in Cook County Circuit Court against Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc., Roundy’s Illinois Inc., Mariano’s Fresh Market, Janus Et Cie of Illinois Inc. and Janus Et Cie, alleging product liability and breach of warranty.

According to the complaint, on Dec. 22, 2013, Carani was a customer at Mariano’s when she fell after sitting in a chair that had been provided for customer use at the supermarket. The suit says the defendants were negligent in failing to inspect the chair and overlooked the broken leg that made it unfit for public use.

Carani seeks damages of more than $50,000 for pain and anguish, current and future medical bills, plus legal costs. She is represented by the law firm of Alberts Curran & Eiler PC of Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2015-L012747

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