New Mexico Man Files Suit Against Store over Chile Pod Slip

October 8, 2018

A New Mexico man suing a supermarket chain after he says he slipped and fell on a green chile pod.

The Albuquerque Journal reported a lawyer for Richard Berman filed a lawsuit last week in Santa Fe District Court two years after the chile allegedly swept Berman off his feet.

Berman is seeking damages from Sprouts Farmers Markets for injuries he suffered to his neck, shoulder, back and left knee. The lawsuit claims Berman continues to suffer from headaches and other pains.

The lawsuit says Sprouts “knew or should have known that the floor of the store, where the green chile was located, was subject to routine heavy foot traffic.”

The Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets declined to comment.

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