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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Friday, March 06, 2015

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: Give Us This Day Our Daily Court Settlement

Man Can't Sue Applebee's For Getting Burned While Praying Over Fajitas

Associated Press
Posted: 03/04/2015 6:29 pm EST Updated: 03/04/2015 6:59 pm EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

The ruling made public Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit. The man claimed a waitress didn't warn him the dish was hot, but the lower court found the food posed an "open and obvious" danger.

It happened in 2010 at an Applebee's in Burlington County.

The man said he bowed his head, then heard a loud sizzle followed by a grease pop. He then felt a burning sensation in his left eye and on his face.

The man said he panicked and knocked the food on his lap, causing more burns. The burns didn't cause scarring.
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Source: The Huffington Post

1 comment:

Victor Galipi said...

I do wonder why, if to go coffee cups have to say the contents are hot, why not a plate of hot food?

But really, if such a common sense verdict would have been made in the case of the woman who successfully sued McDonald's because their coffee was hot--DUH!--we might be spending less money for our cups of to go coffee. And we might have fewer ridiculous lawsuits.

Praying before meals is good. Trying to make a lawsuit out of it, not so good.