Costumes gone awry, haunted houses, and mean-spirited decorations – oh my! Have care while celebrating Halloween this week, because as these cases show, Halloween is fertile ground for lawsuits:
Mary and Her (flaming) Little Lamb
Susan and Frank Ferlito attended a Halloween party dressed as Mary and Her Little Lamb. Frank’s lamb costume consisted of hundreds of Johnson & Johnson cotton balls glued to a set of long underwear. While at the party, Frank tried to light a cigarette using a butane lighter and set his costume aflame, causing significant burn injuries.
Frank sued. A jury …