Woman Suing Shake Shack After Dog Injury

She’s suing for $2 million after being knocked over by a dog in New York City
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Shake Shack

Shake Shack, restaurateur Danny Meyer’s super-popular New York-based burger and hot dog chain, is finding itself in some hot water this week thanks to a woman who claims that she was knocked over by a dog at the Upper East Side location — and she’s suing for $2 million.

The suit, according to the New York Post, is being brought by Cindy Cirlin because the dog was leashed to one of the restaurant’s chairs. She’s claiming that Shake Shack "was negligent in its failure to protect [Cirlin] from the anticipated dangers of allowing dogs to be attached by leashes to its flimsy and unanchored chairs."

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