Settlement in Va. chicken sandwich suit
A Florida man has settled his $2 million lawsuit against a McDonald's restaurant in Southwest Virginia that allegedly served him a chicken sandwich that exploded with hot grease.
Terms of the settlement entered Friday in Alexandria were not disclosed.
The long-running case began in 2005 when carnival operator Frank Sutton of Brooksville, Fla., ordered a fried chicken sandwich at a McDonald's in the Daniel Boone truck stop in Duffield, Va. He said he suffered burns to his mouth and lips when it spewed scalding grease after he bit into it.
A judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2008, saying that Sutton should have tested the temperature of his sandwich before he ate it. But a federal appeals court disagreed and sent the case back for a second trial. That trial had been scheduled to start next week.
-- Associated Press
Washington Post editors
| September 23, 2010; 11:53 AM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Virginia
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