Heinrich Law’s 3-year-old client E. Wang suffered catastrophic full thickness third-degree burns to her chest after spilling scalding hot chocolate at the Rush Creek Lodge restaurant in Groveland. Heinrich Law argued that the restaurant knew the drink was intended for a 3-year-old and therefore should have never served it scalding hot. Rush Creek Lodge placed sole blame for the incident on E. Wang’s parents, arguing it was up to the parents to ensure the beverage was cool enough for their daughter to safely drink. Heinrich Law successfully filed the case in Marin County, over the objection of defense counsel, who insisted the case had to be filed in Tuolumne County, which proved critical to winning the case. Following the completion of several rounds of written discovery, eight depositions, a defense medical examination, motion work, and two rounds of mediation, the case settled shortly before trial for $3.75 Million Dollars. Heinrich Law is thrilled to have been able to bring justice to this well-deserving family.