Saga Of The Spit Burger And Wash.’s Product Liability Act

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT) -- Following Burger King's alleged service of a "spit burger," a plaintiff filed a product liability suit alleging emotional distress damages. See certification from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Edward J. Bylsma v. Burger King, Supreme Court of Washington No. 86912-0 en banc (Jan. 31, 2013).

The plaintiff, a sheriff's deputy, filed a lawsuit pursuant to Washington’s Product Liability Act (WPLA), alleging that he ordered a Whopper with cheese at a Burger King drive-thru. After receiving his order but before consuming...
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