Michigan Retailer Sued for Negligence, Wrongful Death

 Thursday, October 23, 2014


A woman is suing a home improvement retailer after her husband was killed by falling ceramic tiles in a suburban Detroit store. The Detroit Free Press reports a law firm filed two lawsuits against Menards on Thursday. One suit is for emotional anguish suffered by Cindy Colletti in witnessing her husband’s death. The other is a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuits say a Menards store employee on a forklift placed the 600-pound pallet of tiles on a shelf about 15 feet off the ground on Saturday. Police say it fell and crushed Richard Colletti moments later.