Skip to comments.South Glastonbury Woman Sues Crystal Mall For Black Friday Fall
Posted on 12/08/2012 7:39:47 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
A South Glastonbury woman is in the midst of a lawsuit against the Crystal Mall after she sued the Waterford shopping center when she slipped and fell on a puddle at 4:30 a.m. on Black Friday 2009.
Diane Mincarelli filed a suit against the mall in December of 2011 after she slipped and fell on water on the floor of the mall at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 27, 2009. November 27, 2009 was the day after Thanksgiving that year, a day commonly referred to as Black Friday as retailers, including the Crystal Mall, offer special deals and open at earlier times to entice hoards of holiday shoppers.
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Force majeure regards contract law. No contract, here.
I thought there was a one year time limit to file personal injury lawsuits. Does that not apply in that state?
From what I saw in a quick search: “Although your injuries may be permanent, your right to file a personal injury claim is only temporary. In Connecticut, a maximum three-year time limit applies to all personal injury lawsuits. This time limit applies no matter when you actually discovered that you had suffered injury, and may be further limited for some types of cases.”
Better put “piso mojado” on that sign too.
Walmart is sued with depressing frequency, mostly for slip and falls, but has a corporate policy to fight each and every one of these suits.
A typical in store video shows some individual taking a container of liquid from a shelf, opening it, pouring it on the floor, then backing up and walking through it, before slipping and falling.
This video gets particularly funny when there is nobody around who notices, so the “victim” gets up, looks around, then does another slip and fall on the same spot when somebody is coming their direction.
While this usually wins court cases, it is a pity that Walmart doesn’t follow up and counter-sue, not the faker, since they probably don’t have much money, but the contingency lawyer who backed them, for “barratry”, filing frivolous and fraudulent lawsuits, which can cost a lawyer his license.
It would be worth it to Walmart to actually pay the scoundrel to testify that their lawyer knew it was a fake, just so that such sharks know that they had better think twice before trying to parasite from them.
A simpler solution: Loser pays.