This case involves a middle-aged man in Iowa who suffered third degree burns when a curry that he was served at a restaurant spilled on him. At the time of the incident in question, the man was seated in a booth along with his family. The curry was served in a large, round bowl with a small circular base, and was spilled when one of his children reached across the table. As a result of the spill, the contents of the bowl went directly onto the man’s lap, causing serious burns that required an extended hospital stay as well as multiple plastic surgeries. As a result of his injuries, the man suffered from permanent disfigurement. It was alleged that the food was far too hot to have been brought to the table, and that staff should have warned the customer that the food was extremely hot when it was served.