Couple Settles Lawsuit Over Spilled Coffee With St. Louis Bread Company

Couple Settles Lawsuit Over Spilled Coffee With St. Louis Bread CompanyAn Illinois couple have agreed to a $6,250 settlement to their personal injury lawsuit against the owner and manager of a local St. Louis Bread Company location.

The suit, which originally sought more than $100,000 in damages, claimed that manager Daniel Williams brought an unwanted cup of hot coffee to the table of plaintiffs Jatonya and Larry Hopkins Sr. while they were dining there with their infant son, the St. Clair Record reports. Furthermore, while setting the coffee down on the table, Williams allegedly did not warn Jatonya that it was there, and she accidentally knocked it over, causing her son to suffer burns from the hot liquid, the personal injury lawsuit claims. 

The defendants, Williams and store owner Panera Bread Company, denied the allegations and claimed that Jatonya contributed to the incident, the news source reports.

Panera Bread was established in 1981, according to the company website. It runs nearly 1,500 cafes across North America under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Company and Paradise Bakery & Café names.