Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Frivolous foodie law suit of the week

Posted By on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 4:11 PM

An overweight fan of White Castle is suing the burger joint for failing to provide comfortable seating for people like him. The New York Post has the full story, which ends with this:

The Rockland County man [Martin Kessman] says the chain’s uncomfortable booths violate the civil rights of fat people.

The Americans with Disabilities Act is “applicable, not only to me, but to pregnant women and to handicapped people,” he said.

“I just want to sit down like a normal person,” said Kessman, who is suing for bigger chairs and unspecified damages.

Kessman could have approached a store manager and asked for a regular chair, said White Castle spokeswoman Jamie Richardson, who had no timetable for the expected renovation of the Nanuet store.

The man swore not to enter the restaurant again until it accommodates him. So he sends his wife there for take-out.

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