May 27, 2022

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.

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