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Old 03-01-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default McDonald’s Sued For $1.5 Million Over A Single Napkin

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(Pacoima, California) After only receiving one napkin with his meal, a McDonald’s customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5 million due to ‘undue mental anguish’ and ‘emotional distress’.McD's2

Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the mental and emotional damage that this incident has caused him. Lucas became upset after only receiving a single napkin with the Quarter Pounder Deluxe burger and complained to management. An argument between the customer and manager ensued, which precipitated the lawsuit Lucas launched at the chain.

Mr. Lucas asserts he was racially abused by the manager for being African-American, when asking for more napkins. The McDonald’s employee, Angel who is Hispanic, allegedly made the comment ”you people” about Lucas following his request.

In a letter Lucas wrote to the store manager regarding the incident, he claimed he was mentally scarred from the horrible treatment he received.

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‘Good morning, after I received your email I called McDonalds in Pacoima and spoke with “Angel” (store manager) who despite the prior misconduct of his, he again was hostile and unreasonable.

‘I simply don’t understand, and it is sad that I encountered the now-current situation.

‘Thank you, but I don’t think that you will be successful in changing “Angel’s deep-seated attitude towards customers.

‘I am unable to work because of the undue mental anguish and the intentional infliction of emotional distress caused by your employee “Angel” who played around when I asked for the proper spelling of his last name… that I still don’t have. Take care.’

It seems that these days everyone is easily offended and out to make a buck off it. Massive chains like McDonald’s, Starbucks, etc. are typically on the receiving end of frivolous suits. It’s an abuse of the judicial system in general. The ‘emotional distress’ Webster Lucas claims to have received in the case of the single napkin oversight, should pale in comparison to what a suit like this against the largest fast food chain in the world will do.

A representative from McDonald’s was unable to be reached for comment.
http://madworldnews.com/mcdonalds-su...single-napkin/

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It costs less for most big companies to settle (for $10,000 or so) than to actually fight it in court.

Annoying as hell (that asswads can get an easy $10,000 by simply being an asswad).
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It costs less for most big companies to settle (for $10,000 or so) than to actually fight it in court.

Annoying as hell (that asswads can get an easy $10,000 by simply being an asswad).
That's a myth that grew out of a lie.
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That's a myth that grew out of a lie.
I've seen it happen...
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I bet you don't know the facts. McDonalds, the corporation, aggressively defends everything. Those restaurants that are franchises have GL insurers who are professionals at risk management and they know that to settle for nuisance money is long term suicide unless they get out for nuisance money on a case they know will hurt them more if they have to answer discovery.

I've been doing this for 20 years on both sides.
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I bet you don't know the facts. McDonalds, the corporation, aggressively defends everything. Those restaurants that are franchises have a GL insurers who are professionals at risk management and they know that to settle for nuisance money is long term suicide unless they get out for nuisance money on a case they know will hurt them more if they have to answer discovery.

I've been doing this for 20 years on both sides.
You're right: I didn't know that.

I've seen it happen at Home Depot (and, a few other establishments)... but, you're right: not at McDonald's.
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Home Depot uses Nelson Mullins in these parts. Getting any paper from them is a chore.


If this case settles it's because the manager really said something awful. Still, the plaintiff needs to have expert psychiatric testimony to establish the harm. And the amount listed in a lawsuit never means anything as long as it's over any jurisdictional amount or civil procedure amount. For instance, in SC you have to allege over $100,000.00 to video record the depositions.
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