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Martinelli v. Custom Accessories, Inc.
Superior Court of Massachusetts
14 Mass. L. Rptr. 601 (2002)
Lynda Martinelli (plaintiff) bought a cup of hot coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. Martinelli accidentally spilled the coffee on herself, causing burn injuries. Martinelli brought suit for negligence and failure to warn against Dunkin’ Donuts, Inc. (DDI) (defendant), the franchisor; Dant-Chris Corporation (Dant-Chris) (defendant), the franchisee; and Custom Accessories, Inc. (defendant), the manufacturer of the cup and lid. DDI and Dant-Chris moved for summary judgment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Kottmyer, J.)
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