Prosciutto slip sparks litigation as Ms. Eataly sues Boston LLC

A New Hampshire woman and her husband have filed legal action against Eataly Boston LLC over an ankle injury she testified sustained after slipping on a piece of meat at the Italian market.

In Friday’s lawsuit, Alice and Ronald Cohen allege negligence and a loss to the syndicate in connection with the woman sustaining a fracture which they say was a result of slipping on prosciutto on the floor of Eataly Boston. The decline associated with prosciutto happened about 10 months ago, according to the complaint, when they visited the market.

She slipped and fell near a place where customers could try food samples, the lawsuit said. Her injury was described as a “left ankle sprain and distal fibula fracture.”

The lawsuit accuses Eataly Boston of “infringement.”[ing] [its] duties by failing to ensure the floor was safe for the plaintiff and other guests, by failing to ensure the floor was free of unnecessary hazardous conditions, by failing to adequately prevent hazards in the premises and/ or to eliminate and by failing to warn the plaintiff of the dangerous conditions.”

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FOX Business has reached out to Eataly and the couple’s attorney for comment. The capital of Massachusetts has had the 45,000 square meter Eataly location since autumn 2016.

In the lawsuit, the Cohens are seeking damages “sufficient to indemnify them fully and fairly for all injuries and damages, including physical and emotional pain and suffering and loss of consortium.” They also want “interest costs and other compensation as the court deems appropriate,” the complaint reads.

They saw more than $7,500 in costs to treat the woman’s ankle injury, a filing said. The lawsuit argues that damages could be as high as $50,000.

The Eataly brand dates back to the 2000s when founder Oscar Farinetti created the first in Italy.


DUSTIN JONES is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DUSTIN JONES joined USTimeToday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with DUSTIN JONES by emailing

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