New York: College Student Files $1 Million Lawsuit After Getting Scalded by Coffee Sold at Library Cafe
From the Staten Island Advance:
A College of Staten Island [part of the City University of New York] student was scalded by a cup of hot coffee, which spilled onto her in a café at the school library, alleges a $1-million lawsuit.
Bernadette Dunning was burned on March 3 of last year at Bits and Bytes Cyber Cafe, when something fell from the top of a cash register and knocked over a cup of coffee she was attempting to buy, contends the suit, filed in state Supreme Court, St. George.
Ms. Dunning sued Auxiliary Services Corporation, identifying it in her court papers as the café’s owner and manager.
According to the school’s website, CSI Auxiliary Services Corporation is a nonprofit corporation established nearly 40 years ago to provide services and products to students, faculty, staff and visitors at the Willowbrook school. Its 11-member board consists of five students, two faculty members and four administration representatives.
Situated at the library, the café also contains nine computer stations.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.