Forget Hot Coffee, Now Disney Is Sued For Severe Burns From Nacho Cheese

from the keep-it-cool,-yo dept

Perhaps no legal liability lawsuit brings out passionate arguments (on all sides) like the infamous McDonald's "hot coffee" lawsuit, in which McDonald's was sued and lost for providing a woman with coffee that was too hot (on appeal the case was eventually settled). Some feel that the case is the quintessential example of bogus lawsuits, while others suggest that the case actually had merits. Of course, given its high profile nature, there have been attempts here or there to replicate it in some form or another, and up next, we've apparently got a lawsuit against Disney for serving nacho cheese at Disney World that was too darn hot.

A San Diego couple, Michael and Maria Harris claim that their 4-year-old son Isaiah had his face burned from "scalding hot" nacho cheese served to them at Disney World. They appear to be claiming that Disney was negligent in making "no effort" to keep the nacho cheese at a reasonable temperature, and are claiming "permanent scarring, pain and suffering" to Isaiah from the burns, while the parents have suffered "emotional distress." Perhaps there's more to the case than is in the article linked above, but shouldn't parents be at least somewhat responsible for keeping things that are scalding hot from their children's faces?

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    Big Mook, 14 Feb 2011 @ 11:40am

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    Actually, 120 F is hot enough to cook a steak (or melt cheese). It isn't the temperature alone, but how long it is left at a certain temperature. I'm not saying the steak would be good to eat, but you can most certainly cook it at 120 F, and it would be safe to eat, although probably tougher than shoe leather after cooking for an appropriate amount of time.

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