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Oversize Man Sues White Castle  
User currently offlineStarbuk7 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 599 posts, RR: 5
Posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/over...ite-castle-over-seats-20110911-NCX

"A 290-pound New York man is steaming mad at the White Castle fast-food chain, which he claims repeatedly broke promises to make the booths in his local eatery bigger.

Martin Kessman, 64, filed a lawsuit against the fast-food giant last week in Manhattan federal court, claiming that the uncomfortable booths violate the civil rights of fat people."


I would think to not give a company my business for something like this, but to sue. This is a waste of the court system that could be doing something better with their time.

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User currently offlineflyingclrs727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 733 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2378 times:

Another example of the need for tort reform.

User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

The lawsuit is stupid!

However, I worked with a "full figured" fellow, when we went this one BBQ restaurant for lunch he would not go with us. He went everywhere else even other BBQ restaurants. We finally figured out that the BBQ place he would no go to had only booths with fixed tables and seats and he couldn't fit!

I guess he should have sued?


User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting Starbuk7 (Thread starter):
civil rights of fat people."

"fat people" are now a protected class?

mamma mia



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User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
The lawsuit is stupid!

At least he isn't suing on the grounds that 749 White Castle burgers a month suddenly made him overweight (which was my first assumption upon seeing the thread title). Stupid, yes, but not as stupid as it could have been.   

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineluv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2242 times:
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Though he stills eats them, he now has his wife fetch them for him.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8964 posts, RR: 39
Reply 6, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2230 times:

Quoting Starbuk7 (Thread starter):
"A 290-pound New York man is steaming mad at the White Castle fast-food chain, which he claims repeatedly broke promises to make the booths in his local eatery bigger.

Haha, and I thought this was going to be another "that company made me fat" lawsuit!

At least it's a new variation of stupidity, keeps it from getting repetitive. . .



"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 2874 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 7):
Haha, and I thought this was going to be another "that company made me fat" lawsuit!

Me too,

But this is just a different slant on a very contentious subject.

Not everything is perfect in life. Why can't these people just accept this. He need to find another eatery, although, he may well find the same "uncomfortable booths" there to !  



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13208 posts, RR: 77
Reply 8, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

So the diet option was not considered, oh wait up, White Castle!
But do they have a salad option?
(We don't have White Castle over here, I only know of it from the film Harold And Kumar Get The Munchies , which I understand had 'Munchies' in the title changed from 'White Castle' due to that chain's lack of presence in some overseas markets).


User currently offlinephotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2744 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2155 times:

LOL, I hope he wins (sarcasm) and sets a legal precedent.

Because..... I"m 6'6" tall and if he wins for being to fat for the tables, then I should easily be able to win against the airlines for not having enough legroom. 


User currently offlinewindy95 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 2727 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Quoting Starbuk7 (Thread starter):
This is a waste of the court system that could be doing something better with their time.

Tort reform now..Losers lawyer pays..



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User currently offlineER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2526 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2108 times:

Quoting windy95 (Reply 11):
Tort reform now..Losers lawyer pays..

Absolutely!! That would stop a lot of the silly lawsuits. Hopefully a judge will take one look at this one and tell the chubby plaintive to take a hike.
Now then, I suddenly have a hankering for some sliders........


User currently offlinealberchico From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 2921 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Check this site out its a real laugh....

http://www.naafaonline.com/dev2/


        



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User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

Damn, some sliders sound good right now  


Go big or go home
User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

Quoting TheCommodore (Reply 8):
But this is just a different slant on a very contentious subject.

Fast food-restaurant booth size is a very contentious subject?  

Cheers
Mats



Sure, we're concerned for our lives. Just not as concerned as saving 9 bucks on a roundtrip to Ft. Myers.
User currently offlineAirportugal310 From Tokelau, joined Apr 2004, 3641 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

Quoting PC12Fan (Reply 4):
Not politically correct to call them "fat people" anymore, call them "gravity challenged".

I know you are only kidding, but PC-ness is getting real old, real fast...



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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Is this guy sure of his weight? I mean I'm over 300 pounds, and while I do find booths uncomfortable (something I did even when I was thin) I have no problem fitting in them - with room to spare between my stomach and the table itself.

I would also ask that people rememeber that a person can't always control their size. Yes, I can eat healthier...in fact, I almost never eat fast food (maybe once a month), however both my parents are overweight as are all my relatives that I can think of. Sometimes body size can be caused by genetics. I do laugh at lawsuits like thse though. I'm fat, it's obvious. McDonald's isn't responsible for it neither is Burger King, Wendy's etc. It's a combination of myself and my genes.

Quoting alberchico (Reply 13):

What's so funny? It's a fact that a person being overweight can lead to discrimination.

Marc


User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7957 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2015 times:

Is it possible that a judge in the U.S. can dismiss a case at an early stage as being "obviously without reasonable chance"?


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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2010 times:

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):
Is it possible that a judge in the U.S. can dismiss a case at an early stage as being "obviously without reasonable chance"?

Not only possible, but probable!


User currently offlineTheCommodore From Australia, joined Dec 2007, 2874 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 15):
Fast food-restaurant booth size is a very contentious subject?

No, fat people and law suits  
Quoting NoUFO (Reply 18):
Is it possible that a judge in the U.S. can dismiss a case at an early stage as being "obviously without reasonable chance"?

Now that would be sensible !

Although I suspect, the way the things are in the US, if that avenue was closed, it would spark a unholy uproar
  



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User currently offlineFingerLakerAv8r From United States of America, joined May 2011, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

Since I am biased against fat people I am suing White Castle because they do not offer a "Skinny People only with Bias Against our Fat People" line. (satire)

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

I LOVE White Castle's!   

He should be ashamed to sue over this.
I'm just 30 pounds less than this guy and I had no problems sitting in their booths.



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3084 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Oh how I wish we had White Castle SOMEWHERE in NorCal or Northern Nevada..... There have been so many times where I would drive 50+ miles for those shitty little sliders. Harold and Kumar anyone?


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User currently offlineCadet985 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1555 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):

I weigh more then that guy and i've never had any problems getting into White Castle's or any place's booths. Might not be the most comfortable, but it's not like I'm eating a 5 course meal...


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 24, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 23):
Oh how I wish we had White Castle SOMEWHERE in NorCal or Northern Nevada..... There have been so many times where I would drive 50+ miles for those shitty little sliders. Harold and Kumar anyone?
Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 24):
I weigh more then that guy and i've never had any problems getting into White Castle's or any place's booths. Might not be the most comfortable, but it's not like I'm eating a 5 course meal...

I managed to get White Castle's in to two of my trip reports.



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Bring back the Concorde
25 poz2brs : Surely making the booths too small must be counter-productive for White Castle as their target market would seem to be the larger person? I wonder if
26 PanHAM : Just a curious question, how much do they charge for a burger these days. I have a vague memory from the eralky 70s it was 15 cent for the cheapest. T
27 Superfly : 37 cents for a cheeseburger in 2009.
28 NoUFO : Another house of burger flippers and french friers. What's so special if I may ask?
29 mirrodie : Hope a smart judge chucks fattie and his lawsuit out the door.
30 Superfly : You need to experience it. Can't put in to words.
31 KiwiRob : Sorry not getting at you personally but this is just a poor excuse IMO. Since being fat is mostly self inflicted I can't see how being discriminated
32 aa61hvy : You love it or you hate it. I always need to take an ant-acid before I eat there, but man it's good munchy food.
33 Aesma : What I find most surprising is his claim that he "fits easily into airline seats".
34 Cadet985 : I fit into airline seats pretty well, unless the person next to me is also large, which doesn't happen much. And surprisingly enough, I very seldom h
35 Aesma : Eateries and diners are not common here, so I'm not very familiar with booths, but some here are guessing that his gut is constrained by the table. In
36 Dreadnought : Is there a lawyer in the house? I suggest a class action lawsuit, on behalf of all the starving people in the world, against fatties for eating up all
37 csavel : I experienced it and I gotta tell you, they do absolutely nothing to me, but you know each to his own.
38 KiwiRob : I'm guessing this guy must be a 300 pound dwarf, if much parger folk can fit in a booth, he must be very short with a massive belly.
39 N1120A : Why? Because the guy's suit will be thrown out on summary judgment, if not well before? Also, if obesity does end up getting classified as a disabili
40 Cadet57 : The expert has spoken!
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