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Gloria Estefan Lawsuit

Your Restaurant Disfigured Me!

10/27/2013 10:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Gloria Estefan's Miami restaurant was a dangerous accident just waiting to happen ... so says a woman who's suing "Bongos Cuban Cafe" claiming she was disfigured at the eatery ... TMZ has learned.

The woman's claims are serious -- bodily injury, pain, physical handicap, disfigurement, mental pain and suffering, loss of income, and loss of the capacity to enjoy life.

Sounds like a horrifying accident, right?  According to the lawsuit, the woman, Gerri Ann Yanks was hurt  "after slipping and falling on a slippery substance." 

Yanks says the restaurant should have known about the slippery stuff ... especially since she warned the staff about it before she fell.

Her exact injuries aren't specified in the lawsuit -- so we don't know what part of her was actually (allegedly) disfigured -- but she's suing the restaurant and Estefan Enterprises, Inc. for more than $15,000.

We reached out -- carefully -- to Estefan ... but her reps had no comment.

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Lulubelle    

Oh please. I could type that lawsuit up for you by memory because it is the standard Complaint form. Just change the he's to she's, date and time. It's called a "nuisance claim".

362 days ago
17.

jmk    

Simple slip and fall case, should be settled out of court, no big deal.

362 days ago
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STOPHUMANDEATH.com    

Why should someone else be responsible for how and where we walk? Watch where you are going. It is already known to any "walker" that there may be junk and stuff on the floor.

362 days ago
19.

reizvoll89    

Sounds cheap for "bodily injury, pain, physical handicap, disfigurement, mental pain and suffering, loss of income, and loss of the capacity to enjoy life."

362 days ago
20.

Kay    

She warned the restaurant, then fell in it anyway? What kind of stupid is that?

362 days ago
21.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

More than 15k?... That alone will go straight to the bloodsucking attorney just for going up against Estefan's high powered attorney. And with her claims, it's looking like it's headed to the millions or at least into the hundreds of thousands of dollars which will go to her hospital bills.

362 days ago
22.

blanketjackson    

Dis figure works fine for me. $15,000.

362 days ago
23.

awesomewave    

Something smells fishy here... And it's nothing on the menu.

362 days ago
24.

Paula Deen    

Dis figure is da one dat works for me. $15,000.

361 days ago
25.

SUNIA3    

If she knew it was slippery, she claims she pointed it out, why did she walk in it????? looking for a payday??

361 days ago
26.

John Jacobs-NJ    

Where's MY celebrity justice?
I have a claim for 5 million against Emilio Estefan and company, yet little, if any coverage.
A simple 15K slip and fall and the media goes to town on it, why?
Doesn't surprise me that Estefan's reps have not made a comment.
I have been waiting for Emilio to explain to me what happened for years.
Also named in my claim.
Martinez-Former Estefan A/R and Shakira's longtime advisor.
Mejia-Former Estefan Media Relations, now doing PR for Pittbull and Chirino.
De Armas-Was assistant to Emilio.
Amadeo-President.
Ms. Yanks,
I feel for you, but you have to get in line, I'm ahead of you.

361 days ago
27.

Kara    

So if Gerri Ann Yanks is really suffering from "bodily injury, pain, physical handicap, disfigurement, mental pain and suffering, loss of income, and loss of the capacity to enjoy life" then how can she still be waitressing at Hooters???? I hope Gloria's legal team does some undercover work!

361 days ago
28.

Kara    

So if Gerri Ann Yanks is really suffering from "bodily injury, pain, physical handicap, disfigurement, mental pain and suffering, loss of income, and loss of the capacity to enjoy life" then how can she still be waitressing at Hooters???? I hope Gloria's legal team does some undercover work!

361 days ago
29.

MVM24    

Her restaurant is disgusting and the worst servers ever. Not even my dogs would eat that. Hope she gets the money, the food at that place is overpriced anyway.

360 days ago
30.

TMZ_er    

I'm sure this lawsuit is frivolous, the woman probably sues someone every year and makes an income robbing people, cause she warned about the spillage before she slipped in it.... geesh, this kind of stuff fills up our courts and takes away freedoms from decent folks to put money in the hands of con artists and their money sucking lawyers

346 days ago
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