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Australian woman loses appeal in Woolworths case

An Australian woman who won A$151,000 in compensation after falling in a store operated by Woolworths Ltd. has lost her case on the retailer's appeal, The Guardian reported.

Colleen McQuillan allegedly slipped on a grape in Woolworth's Leichhardt store in November 2012 and took legal action against the retailer in 2015. But a New South Wales district court has reversed the initial decision, absolving the retailer of negligence, the newspaper reported.

The grape likely fell on the floor when workers moved the grapes out of a cool room to a display table, the district court said in its judgment, adding that the fall took place soon after the supermarket had opened at 10 a.m.

The district court ordered McQuillan to pay Woolworths' legal costs in the case proceedings.