New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by cinderella75 » Apr Mon 04, 2011 5:28 pm

Anybody know the out come of this lawsuit? Was wondering.
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Jacca5660 » Apr Tue 05, 2011 2:01 am

cinderella75 wrote:Anybody know the out come of this lawsuit? Was wondering.
It hasn't began yet.
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Len90 » Apr Tue 05, 2011 1:16 pm

cinderella75 wrote:Anybody know the out come of this lawsuit? Was wondering.
Probably won't know for a while. Something like this will take a long time to get to trial... if it even ever makes it that far. We probably will never get to know what comes of this.
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by mindflipper » Apr Tue 05, 2011 1:34 pm

More than likely it is still in pre-trial discovery, and then there's depositions...it's got to go down the road a lot more before it ever reaches the courts...

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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Mr.ToadWildRider » Apr Tue 05, 2011 4:05 pm

I don't see where it says the kid's age in the article, but I agree with Wizzard if this kid's like 8 are parents really still testing their kids food temperatures for them? This sounds legitimate to me depending on how severe the kid was burned but trust me you can be severely burned by hot chocolate as it's extremely hot liquid. Think about boiling water getting thrown on your hand, you'll have severe burns.

It's a cruise ship by the way. Who says the mom was even with the kid when it happened? When I was like 10 I'd have my own time when my parents took me on a cruise and I could order sodas with my room key, what's to say this kid didn't do that with a hot chocolate?

There's really not enough detail to make any kind of informed decision though. If this were an adult I'd probably say beat it (like that McDonald's woman, c'mon) and that the consumer has some responsibility but it is a kid and I don't have enough info to blindly say it's the parents' fault.

On the whole I believe consumers do have a certain level of responsibility, but there is a line, especially with children, where the vendor needs to have some accountability too. If I went to a restaurant and they served me undercooked or mishandled chicken and I became violently ill as a result (I'm talking perhaps more than just simple food poisoning) is that my fault or theirs? You could argue the consumer should be aware the food tastes odd or is pink/undercooked but I don't see a big difference between that and giving someone something that is scalding hot.

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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by paul1232 » May Sun 29, 2011 10:51 am

Isn't it reasonable to accept that food will be hot. -- otherwise they'll complain it's cold.

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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by leblanan » May Tue 31, 2011 5:43 pm

paul1232 wrote:Isn't it reasonable to accept that food will be hot. -- otherwise they'll complain it's cold.
I absolutely agree that kids need to be protected and a young enough child might not comprehend a drink is hot enough to cause damage. It is also reasonable to assume the food will be hot. It is called "hot chocolate"
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Soarin08 » Jun Wed 01, 2011 10:08 pm

This is quite possibly the dumbest Disney-related lawsuit I've ever heard about. I'm pretty much speechless.

The parents are the ones at fault here if they let their kid have a hot beverage unsupervised, come on. Most kids don't understand to be careful with extremely hot or cold foods.

So what are we going to have to serve these things lukewarm now? Wait people will moan about that too...
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Jacca5660 » Jun Wed 01, 2011 11:39 pm

Soarin08 wrote:This is quite possibly the dumbest Disney-related lawsuit I've ever heard about. I'm pretty much speechless.

The parents are the ones at fault here if they let their kid have a hot beverage unsupervised, come on. Most kids don't understand to be careful with extremely hot or cold foods.

So what are we going to have to serve these things lukewarm now? Wait people will moan about that too...
I got sick because Disney didn't make it hot enough!!!
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Soarin08 » Jun Thu 02, 2011 12:01 am

Jacca5660 wrote:
Soarin08 wrote:This is quite possibly the dumbest Disney-related lawsuit I've ever heard about. I'm pretty much speechless.

The parents are the ones at fault here if they let their kid have a hot beverage unsupervised, come on. Most kids don't understand to be careful with extremely hot or cold foods.

So what are we going to have to serve these things lukewarm now? Wait people will moan about that too...
I got sick because Disney didn't make it hot enough!!!
EXACTLY!!! Exactly. Precisely. Then that will mount more lawsuits... can anyone catch a break anymore?
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by Len90 » Jun Fri 03, 2011 11:36 pm

Soarin08 wrote:
Jacca5660 wrote:
Soarin08 wrote:This is quite possibly the dumbest Disney-related lawsuit I've ever heard about. I'm pretty much speechless.

The parents are the ones at fault here if they let their kid have a hot beverage unsupervised, come on. Most kids don't understand to be careful with extremely hot or cold foods.

So what are we going to have to serve these things lukewarm now? Wait people will moan about that too...
I got sick because Disney didn't make it hot enough!!!
EXACTLY!!! Exactly. Precisely. Then that will mount more lawsuits... can anyone catch a break anymore?
Unfortunatel we have become a more sue happy society recently and it puts a lot of people in a ver awkward position. No matter what you do you are still opening yourself up for lawsuits.
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by mindflipper » Jun Sun 05, 2011 10:03 am

So instead of "D*mned if you do, d*mned if you don't" it will be "Sue if you do, sue if you don't"?
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by MadEye » Jun Sun 05, 2011 12:02 pm

Soarin08 wrote:can anyone catch a break anymore?
Yes. They are known as lawyers... :roll:
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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by jacobcary1 » Jun Mon 06, 2011 7:54 am

What ever happened to common sense. If its hot dot drink it.

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Re: New lawsuit against Disney Cruise Line

Post by mindflipper » Jun Mon 06, 2011 8:38 am

jacobcary1 wrote:What ever happened to common sense. If its hot dot drink it.
The question for the jury to ponder is, "What exactly is TOO hot?"

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