A plaintiff who sustained back injuries after slipping on food and debris at a Stop & Shop supermarket recently settled her personal injury lawsuit for $950,000. Plaintiff was on the check out line at the Shop & Stop supermarket in Somerville, NJ when she slipped and fell. Immediately after the fall, she noticed the crushed grape she had slipped on, in addition to debris and other material on the floor. Plaintiff suffered a back injury requiring epidural injections, a nerve block and two surgeries. As a result of the accident, plaintiff was forced to give up her job as a teacher. The lawsuit sought an inference of negligence against Stop & Shop under the “mode of operation” doctrine. A settlement was reached shortly before trial.