Home Depot Hammered By Negligence Suit

Law360, New York (August 1, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Louisiana couple has hit Home Depot Inc. with a lawsuit, asking the court to hold the home improvement giant accountable for the substantial injuries the wife allegedly sustained after being hit by a 600 pound box that fell from one of the store's highest shelves.

On Tuesday, Angela and William Chilton opened fire on Home Depot in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana, charging the national improvement chain with negligence and a loss of consortium.

“Home Depot owes a duty to...
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