Urinal-ot of trouble: Man steamed, sues Arby’s

BONUS Lawsuit of the Month! And the month just started!

Fast food restaurants get sued for all types of things, from slip-and-falls to human body parts in the sandwich to hot coffee burning someone’s genitals. (Sorry to bring that up, but it’s relevant.)

Apparently hot coffee isn’t the only way a fast food restaurant can allegedly burn one’s genitals.

A Colorado man has sued Arby’s, claiming the restaurant is responsible for his steamed genitals after a strange bathroom incident. [Courthouse News]

[Kenneth] DeJoie claims that on May 28, 2010, he “was utilizing the urinal in the men’s restroom when it caused a jet of steam to shoot forth from the urinal and burn Mr. DeJoie’s genitals.”

When he and his wife reported it, an Arby’s employee “responded that ‘we have that bathroom problem again,’ and ‘this happens when the sink in the kitchen is running,'” the DeJoies say in the complaint.

They are suing under negligence and premises liability theories. Too bad it’s in Colorado. It would be very interesting to see how a Michigan court would deal with the premises liability issues for this one.

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