In a complaint filed Wednesday in Ohio Southern District Court, Cincinnati resident Lynette Antrobus, the boy's mother, names Apple and ten employees from the local Apple Store that sold him the iPod, alleging that they "in some manner acted intentionally, maliciously, willfully, wantonly, recklessly, and were otherwise grossly negligent."
According to the complaint, which was originally spied by Ars Technica, the boy was sitting at his desk with the iPod in his pocket when he heard a loud pop and immediately felt a burning sensation on his leg.
The boy ran to the bathroom and removed his pants, but not before the iPod had burned through his pocket and "melted through his Nylon/Spandex underwear," causing second degree burns to his leg as well as emotional trauma, according to the filing.
"He continues to suffer from both mental and physical conditions which will cause him to suffer pain, mental distress, emotional distress, and otherwise for the rest of his life," reads the complaint.
Antrobus is seeking $75,000 in punitive damages, $75,000 in legal fees, and $75 in "special damages" related to the incident, which took place last Dec. 4, according to the court filing.