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Re: Outrageous Lawsuits...
here's one of my favorites...
Couple sues McDonald's over hot pickle
Monday, October 9, 2000
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- A Knoxville couple has filed a $125,000 lawsuit against a local McDonald's restaurant, claiming the woman was burned on the chin by a hot pickle.
The two-page document contends that Veronica Martin was injured by an allegedly dangerous and defective product -- in this case, a small McDonald's hamburger -- causing her to suffer both physical and mental injuries.
Those injuries include a second-degree burn on Martin's chin that left a permanent scar.
The suit filed by Veronica and Darrin Martin claims "the hamburger sold by the (McDonald's) was in a defective condition or unreasonably dangerous to the general consumer and in particular to (Veronica Martin.)"
According to the suit, the events leading up to Veronica Martin's injury began on Oct. 6, 1999, when she and her husband bought several small hamburgers at the restaurant.
Veronica Martin seeks $110,000 in damages. Darren Martin, who the lawsuit states "has been deprived of the services and consortium of his wife," seeks $15,000.
the husband was suing because his wife was "unable" to perform her wifely duties...
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