LOS ANGELES – An Illinois man alleges he was injured because of a bay leaf left in a dish.
Michael Mariani and Yvonne Mariani filed a complaint on Nov. 17 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Princess Cruise Lines LTD and Does 1-10 alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that in Jan. 11, Michael Mariani sustained physical injuries from ingesting a bay leaf left in a seafood salad dish, which became lodged in his throat. He alleges he needed medical attention on the ship because of the leaf. The plaintiffs holds Princess Cruise Lines LTD and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to make sure that the bay leaf was removed before serving the food item to Michael Mariani.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek general damages of more than $75,000, medical expenses, property damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by Adam M. Tamburelli, Eliot F. Krieger, and Charles T. Spagnola of Sullivan, Krieger, Truong, Spagnola & Klausner LLP in Long Beach and by Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-08590-JAK-AS