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McDonald's sued for $1.5 mil by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN
Daily Mail UK ^

Posted on 02/28/2014 12:26:11 PM PST by matt04

A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal.

Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the 'undue mental anguish' and 'emotional distress' caused by the incident.

He launched the lawsuit following a row with the store manager at the outlet in Pacoima, California, on January 29.

Tempers seem to have flared after Mr Lucas complained that he had received just a single paper towel with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe.

Mr Lucas, who is African-American, says the he was racially abused by the manager when he went back to the counter to ask for more, according to TMZ.

The employee, who is named only as 'Angel' and is said to be of Mexican-American appearance, is alleged to have mumbled something that sounded like 'you people', Mr Lucas claims.

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Full Title: McDonald's sued for $1.5 million by customer after employee called 'Angel' only gave him one NAPKIN with his meal
1 posted on 02/28/2014 12:26:11 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

How long before Rev. Jacksonnnnnn and Sharpton get involved?


2 posted on 02/28/2014 12:26:19 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Mickey D’s is a biiiig shakedown opportunity.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 12:28:31 PM PST by pfflier
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To: matt04

Does Mr. Lucas engage in anal sex? Because that would help his cause immensely in the press.


4 posted on 02/28/2014 12:29:31 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: matt04

This is a farce isn’t it?


5 posted on 02/28/2014 12:30:03 PM PST by yoe
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To: matt04

Did he call 9-11 first?


6 posted on 02/28/2014 12:31:12 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: matt04

Webster Lucas claims he is now unable to work because of the ‘undue mental anguish’ and ‘emotional distress’ caused by the incident.


I thought WHOPPERS were over in Burger King.


7 posted on 02/28/2014 12:31:46 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: matt04
I don't have a feeling either way about this with the customer....

I would like to throw the judge that let this go forward off of a cliff though...

8 posted on 02/28/2014 12:32:16 PM PST by Fedupwithit (Your opinion: It's all yours....don't expect me to listen to it, or even acknowledge it..)
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To: matt04
Mr Lucas, who is African-American, says the he was racially abused by the manager when he went back to the counter to ask for more, according to TMZ.

The employee, who is named only as 'Angel' and is said to be of Mexican-American appearance, is alleged to have mumbled something that sounded like 'you people', Mr Lucas claims.

How did the American people come to believe that it is somehow legally actionable to be offended?

If you insult me I am going to sue you!!!!

How did we become such a thin skinned people?

9 posted on 02/28/2014 12:33:38 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: matt04
The employee, who is named only as 'Angel' and is said to be of Mexican-American appearance

Is Mr. Lucas guilty of "Racial Profiling", "Stereotyping" or "Sexism"!

Horrors!

10 posted on 02/28/2014 12:34:12 PM PST by BwanaNdege
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To: matt04

he should be complimented at the good service he was given

at our local McD’s, they don’t give you any napkins at all, you have to go try to fish them out of a dispenser machine


11 posted on 02/28/2014 12:34:22 PM PST by faithhopecharity (" uri)
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To: matt04

Reminder: We’re not allowed to post from The Onion.


12 posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:07 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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13 posted on 02/28/2014 12:35:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: matt04

The employee, who is named only as ‘Angel’ and is said to be of Mexican-American appearance, is alleged to have mumbled something that sounded like ‘you people’, Mr Lucas claims.


What a racist, to assume that the phrase “you people” was about his race. It may have been about people that act like him. Or it may have been about people that keep trying to use their expired race card. I was just in a convention where “you people” meant C# developers.


14 posted on 02/28/2014 12:36:00 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: matt04

A tad off-topic: I saw a mini-expose about the elderly New Mexico woman who won a ~$700,000 settlement some years ago against McDonalds for spilling hot coffee in her lap. Her story has been twisted around, making her look like a opportunist, when in fact she only wanted MD’s to pay about ten grand for medical bills (yes, she was badly burned and needed skin grafts). MD’s just laughed and offered a few hundred bucks, and in response her lawyer instigated the multi-million dollar lawsuit, that was reduced by a judge. Bottom line, she was wrongly portrayed in the media as a grifting opportunist.


15 posted on 02/28/2014 12:36:13 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: matt04

$1.5 million Bitcoins isn’t very much these days..


16 posted on 02/28/2014 12:36:17 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Pontiac

How did we become such a thin skinned people?


What do you mean, “we”? Suggesting that I am thin skinned has hurt me deeply. I think I’m gonna need to sue you.

;-)


17 posted on 02/28/2014 12:38:26 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

Remember Ross Perot said “You People” to a Black audience and the hucksters went wild. I think Rush did a parody of the National Association for the Advancement of You People.


18 posted on 02/28/2014 12:39:58 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: faithhopecharity
[ at our local McD’s, they don’t give you any napkins at all, you have to go try to fish them out of a dispenser machine ]

My Mc Donalds is stingy with the sauce when you buy 20 nuggets... 2 sauce cups for 20 nuggets....

It is fun to go through 10 nuggets then run out of sauce...

This stuff is AWEOSME with McNuggets by the way.

19 posted on 02/28/2014 12:40:20 PM PST by GraceG
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To: matt04

Hope Jackie Chiles is his attorney.


20 posted on 02/28/2014 12:41:15 PM PST by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: matt04

Depends on how much money they are offered.


21 posted on 02/28/2014 12:42:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SpaceBar

Unless the coffee has oil in it, the local boiling point is as hot as it can get. She was old enough to know the risk. Asking for a red cent from McDonalds was too much.

The issue is not how badly she was injured. The issue is who is responsible. If she spilled because she was rear-ended by the car behind her, that would be the person operating that car. If she spilled because the driver of the car she was in lurched forward, it would be that person’s responsibility. If the bottom just fell out of the cup due to a manufacturing defect, that would be a responsibility shared by McDonalds and the cup manufacturer.


22 posted on 02/28/2014 12:42:58 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: o-n-money

I can’t believe that he found a lawyer who would take this.


23 posted on 02/28/2014 12:43:08 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: massgopguy

Remember Ross Perot said “You People”...


Yep. That was going through my mind as I was typing that post. :-D


24 posted on 02/28/2014 12:44:18 PM PST by cuban leaf
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To: matt04

I’m pretty sure there’s a napkin dispenser within customer reach. Is this guy suing himself?


25 posted on 02/28/2014 12:45:14 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: faithhopecharity

Not to mention straws, spoons, or the rest of the order, which you must go inside to obtain. Thereby showing that although the purpose of the drive in window is not to go inside, that is irrelevant. You are right, one napkin is a good deal when none is the norm.

The election of Zero has given us exactly that ‘zero respect’ for business, taxpayer dollars, and the biggest hoax of all “racism accusations” everywhere to create the most chaos possible. The entitlement crowd do not want profiling for a reason, it tells us who the takers are, and who the givers are in this society.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 12:46:08 PM PST by Kackikat
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To: matt04
Evidently, somewhere there is an attorney who agreed to take his case and file suit. Somewhere there is a judge who will listen to this drivel and likely let the case proceed. And hours of attorney time will build up taking depositions about the Great Napkin Outrage.

McDonalds will pay those fees even if they win. An ethical attorney or a common sense judge would never consider such a ludicrous suit and the "justice system" grinds on. Were I the judge, I would throw both the plaintiff and his attorney in jail for contempt of court.

27 posted on 02/28/2014 12:46:11 PM PST by DeFault User (.)
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To: matt04

I was in McDonalds once where some work was being done and a wall outlet had been uncovered. A couple of punks walked in and immediately noticed it and started talking about how they could fake an accident and sue.

I asked to talk to the manager and got the owner who happened to be there and pointed it out to him. By the time I left he had dragged a couple of trash cans over and put up some caution tape around the spot.


28 posted on 02/28/2014 12:46:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matt04
wow! That's cool. One time I didn't get enough ketchup. That should easily be worth $5 million!

Seriously though, I went to a Chinese take out restaurant in a food court and only got one sweet and sour packet for a large fried rice.
When I politely asked the owner for a second one he yelled “ONE IS ENOUGH!”

I never bought anything there again and probably cost him $5000 in business by telling that story. I did however take all the free samples that were offered when his employees or wife would stand in the food court. I had no idea that I was owed MILLIONS for his rude behavior...

29 posted on 02/28/2014 12:50:34 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: matt04

In the future, please POST tabloid MATERIAL in chat


30 posted on 02/28/2014 12:51:12 PM PST by Admin Moderator
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To: matt04

A slacker looking for some easy money gook luck with that gig unable to work because of the undue mental anguish .
You have to have an IQ before you can have mental anguish.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 12:56:54 PM PST by Vaduz
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To: Kackikat

When you combine the entitlement attitude, racial animosity, and the Taker mentality with political correctness, you have a wicked brew. Its a very corrosive and destructive force that is taking a heavy toll on the economy.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 1:09:41 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Pontiac

“How did we become such a thin skinned people? “

You said skin. That’s raciss. Lawsuit time! Cha-ching’


33 posted on 02/28/2014 1:10:38 PM PST by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: matt04; CSM
"The employee, who is named only as 'Angel' and is said to be of Mexican-American appearance, is alleged to have mumbled something that sounded like 'you people', Mr Lucas claims." He's a Dave Ramsey fan?
34 posted on 02/28/2014 1:13:40 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: matt04; newgeezer

Well, this is a slam dunk.


35 posted on 02/28/2014 1:17:24 PM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: matt04

What this slacker needs is a kick to the butt and a “suck it up, butter cup”. And then a swift dismissal of his frivolous lawsuit, this is worse than the infamous “I spilled hot coffee on myself” lady.


36 posted on 02/28/2014 1:21:17 PM PST by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: Admin Moderator

I am NOT disagreeing with your suggestion but I’m curious-—how is “tabloid material” defined?

I never post articles,but just in case-———”

.


37 posted on 02/28/2014 1:25:53 PM PST by Mears
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To: Pontiac
How did we become such a thin skinned people?

Blue Raja: Oh my God. Oh my God, we killed him.
Shoveler: (from the other side of the room) What do you mean "we"? I was right here.

38 posted on 02/28/2014 1:29:36 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: faithhopecharity

They always forget our napkins in the drive-through. Many times they also forget our straws.


39 posted on 02/28/2014 1:51:56 PM PST by silly.kerry.trix.are.for.kids
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To: Pontiac
How did we become such a thin skinned people?

"We" aren't thin skinned. I'm a white male heterosexual gun owning Christian. I've watched my 2nd Amendment rights eroded. I've watched the country I love overrun by diseased, and disease spreading, faggots. I've watched more credence given to a bunch of death worshipping stone aged raghead savages. And my gender has been endlessly attacked and ridiculed.

"We" aren't thin skinned.

The "black" man, on the other hand, has become unbelievably petulant and spoiled these last 50 years. "They" are very thin skinned.

40 posted on 02/28/2014 1:59:20 PM PST by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: matt04

I would be interested in seeing the evidence supporting this character’s future earning potential, along with a record of government subsidies he has received in the past, and the amount of continuous employment he has had.


41 posted on 02/28/2014 2:01:59 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: matt04

Our local McD’s franchise has taken to dispensing only a few napkins with each paid meal.

All the bums who pass through there had been stealing the napkins.


42 posted on 02/28/2014 2:18:04 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SpaceBar
Bottom line, she was wrongly portrayed in the media as a grifting opportunist.

So she wasn't a "grifting opportunist;" however, the coffee was supposed to be hot and it wasn't McD's fault that she spilled it in her crotch.

43 posted on 02/28/2014 2:20:58 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: martin_fierro

All the bums who pass through there had been stealing the napkins
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
For obvious reasons.

When one wipes his ‘nose’ is it better with a napkin or a cold, chapped hand while squatting in the woods or under an overpass?

FYI
Under an overpass is the opposite of Over an Underpass.


44 posted on 02/28/2014 2:27:07 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --When you have them by the short hairs, the minds and hearts soon follow.)
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To: matt04

Simple solution: abandon inner city venues for the burbs.


45 posted on 02/28/2014 2:27:22 PM PST by dagogo redux
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To: dagogo redux

So can I get a million for no cheese or tarter sauce on my Fish Fillet?


46 posted on 02/28/2014 2:28:58 PM PST by DocJhn
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To: matt04

Didn’t Eric Holder refer to them as “my people”? If there are my people then there has to be “you people”.


47 posted on 02/28/2014 3:10:50 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice.)
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To: Fedupwithit
"judge...cliff"

Moreover, the attorney who took the case should be disbarred.

48 posted on 02/28/2014 3:35:38 PM PST by driftless2
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To: massgopguy
Remember Ross Perot said “You People” to a Black audience and the hucksters went wild.

I watched that live on TV and Perot was genuinely taken aback by the murmurs in the crowd.

I wish he would have said something like "I referred to 'You people" - as IN THE FREAKING AUDIENCE! Why is it that I can speak to any other gathering and use that term, and 'in the audience' is inferred by them and they have no problem with that term? Even if I did mean that in the 'you black people' context, I find it odd that you are offended. Do you not segregate yourself at every opportunity? Consider all your associations: 'Black Sheriffs', 'Black Mayors', "Black Caucus', 'Black Students', ad nauseum. You now even want black-only dorms in college. Please sir, pointing to some complainer in the audience, explain that disconnect."
He might have won the election.

49 posted on 02/28/2014 3:53:30 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: matt04

Just another crook looking for a big payday at McDonald’s expense.


50 posted on 02/28/2014 4:51:22 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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