Congressman Bruce Braley’s Legal Career Included This Slip-And-Fall Lawsuit

The Washington Examiner
Ashe Schow
October 2, 2014

Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Bruce Braley has denied threatening to sue his neighbor over some of her chickens crossing into his yard. But as a plaintiffs’ lawyer and former head of the Iowa Association for Justice (previously known as the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association), he has lots of experience bringing personal injury and other tort claims to court.

Here’s one of them: In 2006, Braley and a fellow attorney at the Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman law firm took the case of a woman who wanted to sue Wal-Mart because she slipped on some dish soap while shopping. The woman, in her lawsuit, said she was shopping at a Cedar Falls, Iowa, Wal-Mart store in April 2005 when she slipped on liquid dish soap, which had been spilled on the floor that “was not plainly visible to customers” of the store.

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