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Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:34 pm

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:38 pm

Another example of the need for tort reform.
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:47 pm

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?
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:30 pm

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

"fat people" are now a protected class?

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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:59 pm

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.   

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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:09 pm

Though he stills eats them, he now has his wife fetch them for him.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:14 pm

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. . .
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:48 pm

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:03 pm

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).
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:24 pm

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. 
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:28 pm

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:15 pm

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........
 
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Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:40 pm

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

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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:41 pm

Damn, some sliders sound good right now  
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:44 pm

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?  

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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:05 am

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:36 am

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.

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Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:44 am

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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Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:48 am

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!
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:11 am

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:05 am

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)
 
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:31 am

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.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:45 am

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 3:52 am

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...
 
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:15 am

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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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:40 pm

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 I have a case for suing my local curry house for the fallout caused by their produce? I certainly do not recall there being any warnings displayed about sphinctoral discomfort and a smell that has even offended my goldfish.

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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:30 pm

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. There was one near Metropolitan Avenue and Van Wyck in "Queens,
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:39 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 26):
Just a curious question, how much do they charge for a burger these days.

37 cents for a cheeseburger in 2009.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:47 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
I LOVE White Castle's!

Another house of burger flippers and french friers. What's so special if I may ask?
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:53 pm

Quoting alberchico (Reply 12):
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Tue Sep 13, 2011 6:59 pm

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 28):
Another house of burger flippers and french friers. What's so special if I may ask?

You need to experience it.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:38 pm

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 16):
however both my parents are overweight as are all my relatives that I can think of. Sometimes body size can be caused by genetics.

Sorry not getting at you personally but this is just a poor excuse IMO.

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 16):
What's so funny? It's a fact that a person being overweight can lead to discrimination.

Since being fat is mostly self inflicted I can't see how being discriminated against is a problem. In the case of this person all he needs to do is lose some pounds and he'd fit in the booth.
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:18 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
You need to experience it.
Can't put in to words.

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.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:15 pm

Quoting Cadet985 (Reply 16):
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.

What I find most surprising is his claim that he "fits easily into airline seats".
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Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:56 pm

Quoting Aesma (Reply 33):

What I find most surprising is his claim that he "fits easily into airline seats".

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 have to ask for a seatbelt extender. Most of the time, I'm able to use the regular seatbelt with several inches to spare. What does bug me though is theat different airlines have different seatbelt lengths, and this can vary by identical aircraft within a given airline. For example, I was on an Air tran flight once where I saw a person of normal size not be able to buckle their seatbelt, yet i was able to buckle mine. THAT'S what annoys me about being a large traveller.

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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:55 pm

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 an airline seat, the armrests are the problem. You can fit in the seat, but I'm sure you are constrained by them (I certainly am). I wouldn't call that "fitting easily".
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:07 am

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 the food...
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:21 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 30):
Quoting NoUFO (Reply 28):
Another house of burger flippers and french friers. What's so special if I may ask?

You need to experience it.
Can't put in to words.

I experienced it and I gotta tell you, they do absolutely nothing to me, but you know each to his own.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:01 am

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.
 
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:36 pm

Quoting flyingclrs727 (Reply 1):

Another example of the need for tort reform.

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 disability, there will be enforcement mechanisms there.

I'm guessing you are yet another non-lawyer who has no clue how the civil system works.
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RE: Oversize Man Sues White Castle

Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:41 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 39):

The expert has spoken!
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