N.J. man says rice at Longhorn had broken plate in it

By Nicholas Malfitano | Feb 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA – A New Jersey man who became ill and injured from allegedly being served shards of a broken plate at a Longhorn Steakhouse in Hamilton Township, N.J., has sued for negligence-related damages in state court.

Walter Kaminskas of Trenton, N.J. filed suit on Feb. 20 in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, versus Darden Restaurants, Inc. (doing business as Longhorn Steakhouse) and RARE Hospital Management, LLC, both of Hamilton Township, N.J.

“On or about Jan. 2, 2017, at approximately 8:15 p.m., while on defendants’ premises, plaintiff was served and caused to consume unsanitary, or otherwise unhealthy substance, shards of broken plate within a bowl of rice, by defendants individually, jointly, severally, themselves and/or through their agents, servants, franchises, workmen and/or employees, causing serious and permanent personal injuries on account of which this action is brought,” the suit states.

“As a direct and consequential result of the negligent and/or careless conduct of the defendant, described above, the plaintiff suffered various serious and permanent personal injuries, serious impairment of bodily function and/or permanent serious disfigurement and/or aggravation of pre-existing conditions, and others ills and injuries, all to plaintiff’s great loss and detriment,” the suit adds.

For not properly preparing the food according to the state health code and a related a count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus all costs and other relief.

The plaintiff is represented by Marc I. Simon of Simon & Simon, in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 170204502

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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