This case takes place in North Carolina and involves a slip and fall at Costco, a big box retail store. The plaintiff had taken her young daughter grocery shopping in the store, and was browsing an aisle which contained canned and jarred foods. Due to an earlier accident that occurred while the shelves were being restocked, there was a patch of floor covered in a layer of fish oil. Because there were no signs or notifications warning customers about the spill, the plaintiff was unaware of the presence of the oil on the floor. As a result, the plaintiff slipped on the oil, suffering a range of permanent injuries including brain damage. She will require a lifetime of ongoing care and there is very little chance of her condition improving.