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Northampton County couple sues Bella Luna restaurant over parking lot fall

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Dec 04 2012 09:54:55 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 04 2012 03:15:04 PM CST
EASTON, Pa. -

A couple is suing an Easton area restaurant over a fall in a parking lot last year.

Robert D. Schoener Jr. and his wife Miya, of 2815 Hickory Drive, Forks Twp., Northampton Co., filed a civil suit Monday in Northampton County Court against Bella Luna Ristorante & Bar, 3417 Sullivan Trail, Forks Twp.

The suit says Robert Schoener Jr. fell on ice in the Bella Luna parking lot at 6 p.m. Jan. 21, 2011, and badly injured his right shoulder as well as his arm and neck, and that he continues to need medical treatment.

Bella Luna was negligent for failing to maintain the parking lot and remove the ice, the suit says.

Miya Schoener claims in the suit that since the fall, she has been deprived of her husband's companionship.

The Schoeners are each asking for more than $50,000 in damages from Bella Luna, JSGM of Forks Twp., and Rosario Scollo of 2012 Himrod St., Ridgewood, N.Y., who operated Bella Luna at the time of the accident, according to the suit.