In September 1995, a Florida jail prisoner who had suffered third-degree burns on his foot after a steam kettle in the jail's kitchen spilled boiling water on to him settled the suit he had brought for $9,000. Mr. Lay was a prisoner in the Volusia County jail working in a kitchen operated by Szabo, a private company that provides institutional food services. A steam kettle spilled boiling water on him, causing third-degree burns on his foot. He filed a pro se lawsuit in Florida Circuit Court naming the county and Szabo as defendants. The suit was settled for $9,000 in September 1995.
See: Lay v. Volusia County, Case No. 95010799-CIDL, 1996 WL 945189 (Fla.Cir.Ct.)
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