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Ewwwww! Christina Milian Finds Already Chewed HUGE Gum in Salad at Restaurant. Gross! SUES!

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How gross. Have you all ever been at a restaurant, you settle to enjoy your meal and what happens? You can see what is definitely your waiter or someone’s hair in your food. How grossed out were you? Now imagine chatting away with a friend, your mouth watering steak salad appears, you dig in and begin eating and before you know it, you are chewing something that feels funny. You spit it out and lo and behold it is someone’s already chewed gum that was embedded in your salad. You would probably make a dash to the restroom and induce all the puking/vomiting you possibly could. After that, you would be so angry at the restaurant and freak out on what kind of disease you might have caught.

The above facts are parallel to what happened to Christina Milian. You all get to read the reported facts which the restaurant now denies. But first, if you went to a lawyer what are the possible causes of actions the lawyer would consider suing?

Area of Law

Tort Law

Claims

Negligence

Under a negligence claim, the argument would be as follows:

1) The restaurant had a duty of care to make sure there was no gum, and worse a chewed gum in your salad. In legal speak, Defendant had a duty of  care to conform to a specific standard of conduct to protect forseeable Plaintiffs like Christina Milian (restaurant customers who show up to eat).

2) Defendant (restaurant) breached that duty

3)Defendant’s breach was the “actual and proximate” cause of Plaintiff’s injury – Here is where the issue at litigation will be. What was the injury Milian suffered?

4) Plaintiff suffered damages. ( This element is also going to be tough. What damages has she suffered?)

Rockstar lawyers would look at this, assess and then say, this is not our strongest claim so Christina, “It’s us Against the World” so let’s hit them with Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress and throw in a Negligent Supervision claim for good measure.

That’s it for now. The story below:

“Christina Milian got a little something extra at an L.A. restaurant last week … after she took a bite of her Kobe beef salad … and allegedly got a mouthful of ABC gum.

Sources close to Christina tell TMZ … she was out to dinner at Mexicali restaurant in Studio City … and halfway through her salad, she felt a weird, chewy substance in her mouth.

Christina spit it out, and looked in horror as she eyed a giant wad of chewed gum. She then made a beeline for the bathroom and threw up.

We’re told the restaurant comped her meal. But Christina is still freaked out about what happened, and filed a complaint with the L.A. Department of Health.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the Dept., who confirmed a complaint was indeed filed.

Christina tells TMZ, she’s lookin’ for a lawyer, but says, “The most important thing to me is to make sure my health is okay. Ever since the incident I have not eaten out. . .”

TMZ has the full story.

Cheers,
Uduak

Photocredit: Us Against the World/Milian Facebook Fan Page

Uduak Oduok (Ms. Uduak) is a Partner and Co-Founder of Ebitu Law Group, P.C. where she handles her firm’s fashion and entertainment law practice areas. Ms. Uduak has litigated a wide variety of cases in California courts. She has also handled a variety of entertainment deals for clients including network television and licensing deals. Her work and contributions to the creative industry has been recognized by numerous organizations including the National Bar Association, and featured in prestigious legal publications in the USA: ABA Journal and The California Lawyer Magazine. She is also the author of Fashionentlaw™ and also has over two decades combined hands on industry experience in the creative industry which includes modeling, retail, fashion production, public relations, digital media, journalism and publishing. For further inquiries or if you are seeking legal representation, please email (uduak@ebitulawgrp.com). You may also follow her on twitter at @uduaklaw

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