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$668,000 Verdict – Hot Coffee Spill at Disney World (Orange County, FL) starstarstarstarstar

At the Disney World Resorts, families travel from around the world to attend meals with the famous Disney characters.  The characters in costumes walk around the restaurant, interact with the kids, take pictures, and sign autographs.

While on vacation with his family, our client and his wife treated their daughter to one of these “character breakfasts” at one of the Walt Disney World resort hotels, the Polynesian Resort.  While the character breakfast took place, a Disney waitress spilled an entire pot of steaming hot coffee in the lap of this 33-year-old man, causing 1st and 2nd degree burns to his groin and genitals.  John Elliott Leighton tried the case against Disney in Orange County Circuit Court, obtaining a verdict of $668,000. Disney had refused all reasonable opportunities to settle the case before trial even though they recognized the injuries were their fault.  Allocco v Disney verdict

 

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