MOST AMERICAN HEADLINE EVERPosted: March 6, 2015 | |
NEW YORK — A diner who sued Applebee’s after burning his face on a platter of fajitas got his lawsuit tossed out by an appellate court in New Jersey.
Hiram Jimenez filed a lawsuit in 2010 after bowing his head in prayer only to burn his face on the sizzling meat at Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar in Westhampton, N.J., near Philadelphia.
He sought damages against the Apple American Group, the franchisee that owns and operates the restaurant, according to Applebee’s.
But an appellate court judge wasn’t buying Jimenez’ claim that restaurant workers failed to adequately warn him of the hazards of the sizzling fajitas, on the basis that the dangers were “self-evident.”
The suit brings to mind various high profile lawsuits versus restaurants…(read more)
- Man burned by fajita skillet while praying cannot sue eatery (nbc24.com)
- Court: Man burned by fajitas while praying can’t sue eatery (wgntv.com)
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- Court says guy who burned his face praying over sizzling fajitas at Applebee’s can’t sue (deadstate.org)