Lyndhurst Dunkin is the latest to be sued in New Jersey for too hot coffee


LYNDHURST — Just a week after a store in Totowa was sued, another Dunkin’ in North Jersey has been accused of giving customers coffee so hot it caused burns. reported that Lyndhurst residents Paul and Corrine Haggerty have filed a lawsuit against the Valley Brook Road store in that township, claiming that in September 2020 Paul Haggerty was served coffee with a cup and lid mismatched, which the couple say caused the drink to spill on him, resulting in second- and third-degree burns.

The same severity of injury was claimed by another man who recently sued, along with his wife, demanding information from Dunkin’ and its location on Minnisink Road in Totowa about the temperature at which the business typically serves its coffee and at what temperature coffee can cause skin damage. .

According to the report, Paul Haggerty said some of his injuries were permanent and affected his job.

An independent report from as of December 2021, identified a Lt. Paul Haggerty among several Lyndhurst police officers being prosecuted, along with the entire department, for the release of body camera footage of a former planning official and blogger critical of the township government suffering from an epileptic seizure. reported that Dunkin’ did not respond to requests for comment on the Haggertys’ lawsuit.

Other notable lawsuits filed in New Jersey against Dunkin’ were filed in 2012, 2014 and 2021.

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at

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