Dunkin' Donuts Sued Over Hot Cider Spill

Jennifer Fragoso sues NJ location, claims permanent scarring
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Dunkin' Donuts Sued Over Hot Cider Spill
A coffee cut signed for a customer by Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., sits on a table at Dunkin' Donuts, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 in Manchester, NH.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

(Newser) – This story will sound awfully similar to this one and this one: Dunkin' Donuts is getting burned with a hot coffee, er, cider lawsuit, after a New Jersey woman says the drink spilled in her lap, leaving her with second- and third-degree burns, the Star-Ledger reports. Jennifer Fragoso, 24, says she was sitting in her car in the Belleville, NJ, franchise's parking lot when the lid came off her hot apple cider and the beverage fell over.

Though she was treated at a local burn center, Fragoso says she now has permanent scarring on her thighs from the Sept. 2012 incident—and while she expected the cider to be hot, its "temperature exceeded reasonableness and posed a safety hazard," her lawyer told the New Jersey Law Journal, per the Star-Ledger. (Read more Dunkin' Donuts stories.)

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