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The Fifth District Court of Appeals upheld its December 2010 decision in favor of Menards, ruling that a lawsuit brought against the company by Anne Ramsay be dismissed without being brought before a jury.
The Columbus, Ohio, woman claimed to have injured herself by tripping over a 4x4 piece of wood while in a Menards store in January 2009, saying that she was distracted by trying to avoid colliding with a store employee, and that the piece of wood was hidden from view. However, the company stated that the area was well lit and that Ramsay had been wearing glasses.
The appeals panel reported that Ramsay admitted that she was not looking down when she tripped over the piece of wood, and the case was dismissed.