Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that a 58-year-old woman, who claims she broke her hand while reaching for a piece of toilet paper in a restaurant, can take her case before a jury.
A lower court had thrown out the case saying there should be no liability for ordinary accidents, but earlier today, the state Supreme Court said that a jury should decide whether the dispenser created an unreasonable risk of harm.
The whole fuss is based around a bizarre incident where Sheri Schooley, of South Rockwood, claims while she was in the ladies room of Texas Roadhouse on New Year’s Eve 2007, she reached for a piece of toilet paper and the dispenser fell on her right hand, breaking it.
In her lawsuit, Schooley said she is unable to work as an administrative assistant because she can no longer type. She says even her bowling average has dropped since the accident.
I have yet to see a toilet paper dispenser that is strong enough to break someone’s hand. Another frivolous lawsuit.