A Florida man has sued a Houston’s restaurant and its manager for failing to train servers to explain to patrons how to eat grilled artichokes, contending that their negligence led to his hospitalization and exploratory bowel surgery. Carvajal v. Hillstone Restaurant Group, Inc., No. 10-57757 CA 03 (Fla. Cir. Ct., 11th Cir., Miami Dade County, filed October 27, 2010). He alleges ordering a special item offered by a server, “which Plaintiff advised he had never seen or heard of previously.” According to the complaint, plaintiff Arturo Carvajal was not instructed that the outside portion of the leaf should not be eaten, although the restaurant “had a duty to use reasonable care with respect to the serving and explanation of items not described on the menu; which by their appearance as served appeared wholly consumable.” He is seeking damages in excess of $15,000.
Register Now As you are not an existing subscriber please register for your free daily legal newsfeed service.Register
If you have any questions about the service please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lexology Customer Services on +44 20 7234 0606.
Florida diner claims restaurant’s negligence led to artichoke-induced injury
If you are interested in submitting an article to Lexology, please contact Andrew Teague at email@example.com.
“I make an effort to read at least several articles each day and regularly share the particularly relevant or interesting articles with my colleagues. I greatly appreciate the inclusion of the Lexology service by the State Bar of...
“I make an effort to read at least several articles each day and regularly share the particularly relevant or interesting articles with my colleagues. I greatly appreciate the inclusion of the Lexology service by the State Bar of Texas and have recommended that my friends and colleagues join the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar in order to obtain this service for themselves.”
Edward J. Willey III
Huawei Technologies (USA)