Woman says she was injured by dishes at Outback Steakhouse

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 18, 2017

PRINCETON – A McDowell County couple alleges the wife was injured by falling dishes at a Princeton restaurant.

Kathryn Jennings and Lee Jennings filed a complaint Aug. 28 in Mercer Circuit Court against OSI Restaurant Partners LLC, Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC and Jane Doe alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs visited the defendants' Outback Steakhouse in Princeton on April 17, 2016. The plaintiffs allege that Kathryn Jennings sustained physical injuries when a stack of dishes fell off of Jane Doe's tray, hitting her right shoulder and her right leg. She alleges she needed medical treatment for her injuries. Her husband Lee Jennings alleges he has suffered a loss of spousal consortium.

The plaintiffs hold OSI Restaurant Partners LLC, Outback Steakhouse of Florida LLC and Jane Doe responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to exercise care while carrying the tray of plates.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment of more than $10,000 and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Gloria M. Stephens in Welch. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Derek C. Swope.

Mercer Circuit Court case number 17-C-328-DS

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