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Wolfgang Puck Sued

Your Waitress Smashed My

Skull ... Now Pay Up!

2/1/2013 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Eating at Wolfgang Puck's restaurants can be a real headache -- just ask a woman who says she was dining at one of Wolfgang's D.C. locations ... when a waitress smashed her in the head with a pitcher ... and now she's suing the famous chef.

Tamara Mason-Williams filed the lawsuit in L.A. County Superior Court, claiming she was eating at Wolfgang's The Source Restaurant back in April ... when a waitress walloped her dome with a "heavy metal water pitcher."

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Tamara says the incident left her with a nasty concussion -- and Wolfgang's restaurant is 100 percent to blame because of its "negligently trained" staff.

She's now suing for an unspecified amount in damages for lost income and medical expenses.

We reached out to Wolfgang for comment -- so far, no word back.

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chrissy    

Negligently trained? Since when did people have to be trained not to hit people in the head with pitchers? There was no way to foresee this incident happening. This woman just wants money.

594 days ago
17.

NOT ELMO    

Sue the bastard....

594 days ago
18.

LetsBeReAL    

I hope they have video footage (which they probably will) of the whole incident. If she doesn't get knocked out, I doubt she will get a pay day. If she ever smiles politely and gestures she's okay or fine in the footage, this woman's case is going to be a lot of pork.

593 days ago
19.

pattycakes not to be confused with pattycake    

Why aren't the specifics of they event described? Accidental orintentional?

593 days ago
20.

JFO    

Another frivolous lawsuit that should never have seen the light of day ... what's her claim of harm or damage??? Idiot!!

593 days ago
21.

sanity    

THis is another frivolous law suit Being hit in the head at chair hdight while holdning a pitcher will not give you a conucssion MEdical eexpenses she is just bilking the systmes for fake symptoms and seh should be held to pay The waitress she sew her for pain and suffering and slander adn libel Shakepere had it right "Kill all the lawyers"

593 days ago
22.

DaveT    

fiiiiiiirst!!!

593 days ago
23.

Snipperse    

That waitress must have had one hell of swing going to give her a concussion!

593 days ago
24.

twerk    

Res ipsa loquitur states she wins. A waiter dropped a plate on the patrons table and a shard entered the plaintiffs eye. A federal judge in case Darryl Clark v. Darden Restaurants, Inc., t/a : Red Lobster, RED Lobster Inc. ruled "In the present case, it is axiomatic that a server in a restaurant has a duty not to drop a plate onto the table in front of patrons, particularly a breakable plate. Indeed, it is well established in the law of negligence that a restaurant breaches its duty of care to its patrons in any number of similar cir***stances.” I do believe being hit in the head with metal, tin...kryptonite, whatever you all voted on, would be consider a "similar cir***stance". Really not much frivolous about it, unless Wolfgang presents evidence of false allegations. Precedent states, she'll very likely win.

593 days ago
25.

verlinda    

Some ppl will do anything to keep from paying their bill

593 days ago
26.

hbk72777    

Tamara Mason-Williams

Gee, I wonder what color she is

593 days ago
27.

KAJ528    

Good God, when is this crap going to stop?!?! Get a job you trash, and stop trying to take money that you don't deserve.

593 days ago
28.

55vineyard    

nuWhen I lived in Manhattan Beach with my late husband, we loved eating at the Wolfgang Puk Cafe on Rosecrans, but sadly they closed that locationl. They had really good bread, but you need to ask for extra buttter, so many places these days want to be the Health Police!

593 days ago
29.

DeeMaree    

Was eating at upscale restr. with friends. A guy at the next table just jumped up shoving his chair back into this waitress caring a tray of drinks. With amazing control she managed not to fall or drop her tray even though she was the tinest little thing you have ever seen but one of the glasses, a heavy cut glass with a gin and tonic in it, literally shot in the air and came down on my friend's head. Her back was to the action and she never saw it coming. You could hear a sickening thud when that glass nailed her. She was covered in gin, and she got a large knot on her head. Not only did she not sue she kept reassuring all the staff who came to check on her that she was fine. They brought her towels and were patting her dry and put an ice pack on her head. The manager wanted to pay her dry cleaning and thought she should get checked out by a doctor at their expense. There were four of us and in spite of our protests the manager comped the meal and drinks and bottle of wine for all of us. (So our waitress got an amazing tip) It's been a standing joke in the years since then as to who will get the concussion and who will trip the wait staff so we can have a free meal. Accidents happen.

593 days ago
30.

malenanicholson    

sue the Chinese for making crappy products.

591 days ago
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