NYC Woman Sues Luxury Massachusetts Resort Over Severe Allergic Reaction

Kristin Chu Smart is allergic to nuts -- and she says she told many staff, including her server, about it

What to Know

  • An NYC woman is suing a luxury Massachusetts resort she claimed gave her a veggie burger with cashews in it; she's allergic to nuts
  • The woman says she informed staff at the wellness resort, including her server, of her allergy and was assured there were no nuts
  • A Canyon Ranch spokeswoman said she could not comment on pending legislation

A New York City woman with a nut allergy who landed in the hospital after being served a veggie burger that had cashews in it is suing the luxury Massachusetts resort that served it to her. 

The suit filed in federal court in Springfield this week against Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort in Lenox alleges negligence, breach of warranty, breach of contract and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, the Berkshire Eagles reports. It seeks unspecified damages. 

The plaintiff, Kristin Chu Smart, says she and her mother paid $3,000 for a weekend at the resort in December 2017. 

Smart says she informed numerous staff at the resort, including her server, she was allergic to nuts and was assured there were none in her food. 

A Canyon Ranch spokeswoman said she could not comment on pending legislation.

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