9th Circ. Lobs Burger King Spit Suit To Wash. High Court

Law360, New York (January 11, 2012, 7:52 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday asked the Washington Supreme Court to weigh in on a suit alleging a Burger King Corp. employee caused a police officer emotional distress by spitting on a Whopper, seeking guidance on whether state product liability laws apply to uneaten food.

The appeals court certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether the Washington Product Liability Act would permit relief for emotional distress damages in the absence of physical injury if someone is served but does not consume contaminated food...
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