A man from New York is suing White Castle, claiming that their booths at one of their Long Island restaurants is too small.
Martin Kessman says in the federal lawsuit filed last week that he was embarrassed in 2009 when he tried squeezing his 6-foot, 290-pound frame into the seating at a White Castle in Nanuet. He says he slammed his knee into a metal post under the table and was in pain.
The lawsuit claims the restaurant could not accommodate a customer of Kessman’s stature, in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The suit seeks an unspecified financial judgment.
Spokesman Jamie Richardson at White Castle headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, says the restaurant is being replaced and that the new one will have roomier seating.
Is this a fair lawsuit? Probably not, but it is definitely a funny one. If we could always sue out of embarrassment there would be a lot more lawsuits in the world.
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