Gerrhonda Stevens has filed a lawsuit against the franchise Chuck-E-Cheese over allowing too many children into an “enclosed tunnel” areas leading to a pile-up at the bottom of a slide, including bigger and older kids.
Stevens is demanding damages in excess of $50k for “severe injuries” to her five-year-old daughter. The negligence claim will have to deal with assumption of risk issues. It is not clear whether the facility was over the capacity set by the state, which is unlikely since the maximum capacity is determined according to room capacity and not game capacity.
Chuck-E-Cheese appears to have few fans among some police departments. According to this article, police respond to violence at the franchise more than biker and boom-boom bars. In Brookfield, Wisconsin, police has been called to break up 12 fights, at the business since January 2007.
In Natick, Massachusetts, police were called when two moms went at it over the allegations that one of their sons was “hogging” a machine.
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