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ARTICLE ID 190723

$________ Premises Liability – Hazardous Premises – Teapot on table of defendant restaurant spills onto minor plaintiff – Second degree burns to the legs and hand – Scarring.

Montgomery County, PA

In this negligence action, the father of the minor plaintiff maintained that the defendant restaurant allowed a dangerous condition to exist on the premises and failed to warn the plaintiffs of the dangers of the tea pot that sat on the plaintiff’s table while the plaintiffs dined at the defendant restaurant. The teapot tipped over and the contents of the teapot spilled onto the minor plaintiff. The defendants denied all allegations of negligence and maintained that the incident was caused by the actions of the plaintiffs.

On May 6, ________, the male minor along with his family were patrons at the defendant’s restaurant. The minor was in a stroller that was pushed up to their table. Suddenly and without warning, a teapot that has been sitting on the table tipped over and hot water spilled into the minor plaintiff’s stroller. The allegations of negligence contained in the plaintiff’s complaint were failing to safely maintain its premises, failing to recognize a peculiar and unreasonable risk and failing to appreciate that others may not know of the teapots propensity to spill.

The minor male suffered second degree burns to the left thigh and calf, medial right thigh, left hand, and hypertrophic scarring. The defendant denied all liability and maintained that the incident was caused by the actions of the plaintiff and that the plaintiff’s parents failed to properly supervise the minor.The parties settled their dispute for $________.

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