ST. LOUIS — A Missouri resident is suing Walmart, citing alleged negligence.

William Harpole filed a complaint Aug. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., alleging it failed to properly maintain the store's flooring.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 6, 2012, he was at the Walmart store in Troy when he slipped on liquid soap that was spilled on the floor. He sustained injuries to his shoulders, back and right knee and suffered pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of ability to enjoy life. The plaintiff holds Wal-Mart Stores Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to remove the dangerous and defective condition from the floor and failed to barricade the dangerous area of the floor.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor in excess of $75,000 and for further relief the court deems proper. He is represented by Christopher A. Allen of Goldblatt + Singer in Clayton.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Eastern Division case number 4:17-cv-02269

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