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Friday, February 21, 2014

Dunkin' Donuts Sued for Hot Apple Cider

By: Peter J. Lamont, Esq.
New Jersey Business and Personal Law Attorney
Law Offices of Peter J. Lamont

A New Jersey woman is suing Dunkin’ Donuts over severe burns she claims to have suffered when the lid on her hot apple cider dislodged and the hot contents spilled on her.  The plaintiff, Jennifer Fragoso, claims that the cider was heated “beyond industry standards to the point where patrons could not safely consume it because it was not reasonably fit, suitable or safe for its intended purpose.”

Fragoso, who was approximately 22 years old old at the time of the alleged incident, spilled the drink on her legs while sitting in her parked car outside the Dunkin’ Donuts According to the lawsuit, she sustained second and third degree burns and went through several months of treatment at The Burn Center at St. Barnabas in Livingston.  She alleges that she was left with permanent scarring of the upper thighs and may require surgery in the future.

She filed suit in Superior Court in Essex County against Dunkin’ Donuts and Anju Donuts, the owner-operator of the Belleville franchise where the incident allegedly occurred. The complaint includes counts for negligence, product liability and breach of express and implied warranties.

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