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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    Anonymous Coward, 14 Feb 2011 @ 12:04pm

    Re: Re: Come on People

    Funny, but when dealing with hot food for my kids when they were 6-7 years old or younger, I ALWAYS checked it first. It's weird, I know, but for some reason I didn't want them to end up in pain when I could easily check something first.

    I wholeheartedly agree. When I was raising my kids I just naturally assumed it was my job to keep them safe and never relied on someone else to do it.

    It may take a village to raise kids, but it is still the sole responsibility of parents to protect kids from all the village idiots out there.

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