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City of St. Louis sued after child allegedly falls on city property


By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Oct 30, 2018

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ST. LOUIS — A mother is suing the city of St. Louis, after her daughter allegedly fell into a hole on city-owned property.

Shereka Leverett, individually and as mother of Rosalind Cook, filed a complaint on Oct. 12, in the St. Louis Circuit Court against the City of St. Louis, alleging that it failed to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition.

The plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 11, 2017, Rosalind Cook was injured when she fell into a dangerous hole while walking in a grassy area near 8522 Church Rd. 

She allegedly fractured her arm and wrist and endured pain and suffering. 

The plaintiff holds the city of St. Louis responsible because  despite sufficient notice of the dangerous condition in advance, the defendant failed to fix the hole and or to cordon off the area.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in a reasonable amount exceeding $25,000, plus costs and all other relief that is just and proper. 

She is represented by Gonzalo A. Fernandez of Deveraux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard PC in St. Louis.

St. Louis Circuit Court Case number 1822-CC11409

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Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez and Leonard, P.C.St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court