Columbia man sues Giant after slip on salad dressing

August 19, 1992|By Staff Report

A Columbia man who slipped on salad dressing and fell at the Giant Food store in Owen Brown last summer is suing the company for $3 million.

Mohmoud Fatemi, of the 6200 block of Devon Drive, was walking through the produce section of the Giant in Owen Brown last July 6 when he slipped on dressing that had spilled on the floor, the suit said.

Mr. Fatemi's complaint alleges Giant should have known the spilled salad dressing would pose an unsafe and hazardous condition to shoppers. It accuses Giant of being careless, reckless and negligent.

He is suing to pay for medical bills and for the strain the accident put on his marriage, the suit said.

His lawyer, Harry Adler, said Mr. Fatemi had been severely injured by the accident, but he declined to elaborate or comment further.

A spokesman for Giant Food said the company does not comment on pending lawsuits.

According to the complaint, filed in Howard County Circuit Court, Mr. Fatemi spends large sums of money to pay for X-rays, medicine and doctors' fees for a shoulder injury that has also caused him to stay home from work.

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