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Owls Head woman sues Walmart, Coca-Cola

By Stephen Betts | Sep 22, 2019
Photo by: File photo The Walmart store in Rockland closed in October 2013.

Rockland — A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an Owls Head woman who said she was injured in 2013 at the Walmart in Rockland by a defective vending machine.

The lawsuit was filed Aug. 21 in Knox County Court on behalf of Jane Newcomb against Walmart Inc. and various Coca-Cola companies.

The lawsuit states a beverage vending machine leaked and Newcomb slipped and suffered serious injuries from a fall.

The lawsuit contends that the companies negligently and carelessly maintained and operated the machine and that it was defectively designed.

The lawsuit does not specify how much is being sought.

Newcomb is represented by attorney Alison Wholey Briggs of Rockport.

Walmart and Coca-Cola companies denied any liability in their responses filed last week in the court. Walmart is represented by attorneys Daniel Mawhinney and Erin Murphy of Waterville and Coca-Cola is represented by attorney Thomas McKeon of Portland.

The Walmart store in Rockland closed in October 2013 when the new one opened in Thomaston.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Carleton Ingerson | Sep 22, 2019 18:32

And it took her 6 years to make this decision!!! Which silver tounged lawyer talked her into it?? She doesn't deserve

anything. Couldn't have caused much of an injury if she waited this long.

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