Texas steakhouse “known for letting patrons throw peanut shells on the floor”

by Walter Olson on July 28, 2013

Now a slip and fall litigant wants a million dollars from the Harlingen, Tex. eatery. [AP/El Paso Times]


1 Andrew_M_Garland 07.28.13 at 11:04 pm

He was aware that there were shells, but some of them had peanuts still in them, an unexpected hazard.

(I’m making this up.)

2 Eponymous Nicholas 07.29.13 at 2:22 pm

I find for the plaintiff in the amount of the $6 cover charge. I find for the defendant in the amount of attorney fees, not to exceed Texas minimum wage for hours spent, not to exceed 40 hours.

3 ras 07.29.13 at 4:51 pm

Bah, he’s suing for peanuts.

4 wfjag 07.30.13 at 1:09 pm

Sounds like the perfect facts for application of the Open & Obvious Doctrine: See, Rebecca Johnson, v. Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon of Kentucky, Inc., No. 1998–CA–000831–MR, 997 S.W.2d 490 (Ky. Ct. App. 1999)

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