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Va. man files $1M suit against PetSmart after slipping in poop

A Poquoson, Va., man who says he fell after stepping in dog feces at a PetSmart store has filed a $1 million negligence lawsuit against the company.

Robert Holloway alleges in his lawsuit in U.S. District Court that he badly injured his back, struck his head and knocked out four teeth when he slipped in January 2009 at a Newport News PetSmart.

He alleges that PetSmart and its manager should have protected him from a hazardous condition created when they allowed animals to defecate on the floor.

In court documents, Phoenix-based PetSmart denied the negligence allegations.

-- The Virginian-Pilot

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 1, 2010; 8:24 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Virginia  
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Knowing how often people file frivolous lawsuits for money, I'd say there is a good chance this guy is full of crap.

Posted by: nativebornnationalist | April 1, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

Another frivolous lawsuit, we NEED TORT REFORM!!! PetSmart should sue him for lost productivity due to his negligence for not looking where he walks.

Posted by: netsurf12 | April 1, 2010 9:11 AM | Report abuse

I hope he wins -

Posted by: reesemichael | April 1, 2010 9:13 AM | Report abuse

Where is the incident report ?? how do you knock out your teeth and hit your head at the same time... if that happened, 911 would have been called. This is a waste of peoples time. I too agree that petSmart should counter sue him..... I bet you he will change his tune quick.

Posted by: rvanags | April 1, 2010 9:24 AM | Report abuse

If this "gentleman" was in PetSmart, he likely has a pet (shudder at that thought)and would know that animals poop. I hope he landed face-first in it.

Posted by: blackforestcherry | April 1, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

How can he be sure it was dog feces...?

Posted by: 123cartoon | April 1, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

So the man is an idiot. WHO CARES! The unscrupulous suit is the real problem in this case. To hell with all the ambulance chasers out there!

Posted by: jeremysbro | April 1, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

Watch where you're walking idiot.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 1, 2010 10:49 AM | Report abuse

This frivolous law suit sounds like it's full of crap.
Another chance for a scumbag and his scumbag lawyers to make a killing.

Posted by: jonblackman57 | April 1, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

A waste of taxpayer's money!!!

Posted by: stoneyuptwn | April 1, 2010 12:59 PM | Report abuse

This HAS to be an April Fool's joke. Gotta be.

Posted by: BinkJackson | April 1, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

It sounds like he hurt his neck. His neck and his back. And I heard he wanted a hundred fifty thousand...but would settle out of court right now for twenty bucks.

Posted by: j-man1 | April 1, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

Isn't America great? Anyone can sue anyone else for anything at all - even not looking to see if there's poop on the ground.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | April 1, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

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