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McDonalds Lawsuit
« on: May 16, 2014, 03:03:54 PM »
we heard about the New York issue. here is another one.

i agree with the man. he should sue McDonalds. but, i think $10million is a bit excessive.
where does he come up with $10 in damages/image? it was 1) a line for 10 min. and 2) a coffee.

is he suing 500k for each minute he waited, and then another 5m. for being attacked with a broom?

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/opinon/2014/05/390_157297.html


Can Korean win suit against McDonald's?

 
By Jane Han

NEW YORK ― McDonald’s and Koreans are going at it again. Only a few months after the seating feud in Queens, another brouhaha broke out at a hamburger joint just down the street. This time, it’s a $10 million conflict.

A 62-year-old Korean man sued the mega fast food chain for an alleged racially motivated physical and verbal attack by one of its employees.

The plaintiff, identified only as Kim, is seeking $10 million in compensation, according to Kim & Bae, P.C., the New York law firm handling the case.

While the burger giant dealt with its share of outrageous lawsuits ― some over coffee spills and napkins ― legal experts say this case is downright valid and Kim has a good shot at winning.

“This isn’t one of those ridiculous lawsuits,’’ says John Choi, a lawyer based in Los Angeles. “We’re talking about racism and physical attack. These two things alone make a strong case against a big business like McDonald’s.’’

According to Kim’s attorney, a female manager hit Kim with a broom when he complained about waiting in line for more than 10 minutes to order coffee. The manager allegedly told Kim coffee isn’t sold to “people like you.’’

Raymond Kim, attorney at the law firm of Kim & Min in Los Angeles, says even if the words “people like you’’ are not deemed to be racist, evidence that Kim was physically abused is enough to win the case.

According to the plaintiff’s lawyer, the physical attack was recorded on the restaurant’s surveillance camera.

“I’d say there is a high chance that McDonald’s will even seek an early settlement in order to save the company’s image,’’ Raymond Kim said.

Choi Young-soo, an attorney in New York, agrees that a settlement is highly likely.

“This case has it all ― racism, violence and even a deep-pocket company like McDonald’s. It’s a no-brainer that the legal representative is demanding a hefty compensation as part of a bigger strategy. It’s symbolic,’’ explained Choi, adding that video evidence makes this case highly favorable for the plaintiff.

As news of the lawsuit spreads in the Korean community in the U.S., people are split over whether to support the case or not. While some easily sympathize with Kim, others view it as another situation where Koreans are abusing their customer rights.

“Even Koreans stereotype other Koreans so, when a case like this happens, people generally react based on their perception of other Koreans instead of looking at the facts.

“We just hope that the situation will get settled in a proper and timely fashion,’’ says Kim Moon-ki, an official of the Korean American Association of Greater New York.

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Re: McDonalds Lawsuit
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 03:15:51 PM »


Have to see what the defended will say.

Aside from this case, the infamous coffee spilling case was actually pretty terrible and mcdonalds/media did a good job of spinning it to make it look silly.

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Re: McDonalds Lawsuit
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2014, 03:22:57 PM »
The American dream right there. Sue, sue, sue. $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Re: McDonalds Lawsuit
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2014, 03:28:06 PM »


Have to see what the defended will say.

Aside from this case, the infamous coffee spilling case was actually pretty terrible and mcdonalds/media did a good job of spinning it to make it look silly.

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Re: McDonalds Lawsuit
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2014, 03:28:20 PM »


Have to see what the defended will say.

Aside from this case, the infamous coffee spilling case was actually pretty terrible and mcdonalds/media did a good job of spinning it to make it look silly.

i thought the last New York issue was about the group of koreans (specifically) that would come into the store and stay for a LONG time, just ordering a fry or Coffee. not for 3 hours (excessive) but for entire days.
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Re: McDonalds Lawsuit
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 03:29:59 PM »
He's suing for an arbitrarily large number just so McDonalds will settle for more. If you have any bargaining leverage at all it's always smarter to dream big and work down. If you start with something reasonable you limit how much you can fight for.

Even if the guy was being a stupid ***hole the manager messed up. Even if it wasn't intentional from what I remember this Kim guy was really being a pain and clearly the staff ran out of patience. Unfortunately, since McDonalds has deep pockets and the case meets the technical specifications of viability it's going to cost some people some money one way or another. If this had've been a local diner I don't think it would go anywhere.

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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 06:13:45 PM »
He's suing for an arbitrarily large number just so McDonalds will settle for more. If you have any bargaining leverage at all it's always smarter to dream big and work down. If you start with something reasonable you limit how much you can fight for.

Even if the guy was being a stupid ***hole the manager messed up. Even if it wasn't intentional from what I remember this Kim guy was really being a pain and clearly the staff ran out of patience. Unfortunately, since McDonalds has deep pockets and the case meets the technical specifications of viability it's going to cost some people some money one way or another. If this had've been a local diner I don't think it would go anywhere.

Yeah, it's likely he'll try and get around 500k or something for this.  Shoot you can hit me with a broom and film it for 15K!  Anyone?  lol
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Re: McDonalds Lawsuit
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 06:31:09 PM »
He's suing for an arbitrarily large number just so McDonalds will settle for more. If you have any bargaining leverage at all it's always smarter to dream big and work down. If you start with something reasonable you limit how much you can fight for.

Even if the guy was being a stupid ***hole the manager messed up. Even if it wasn't intentional from what I remember this Kim guy was really being a pain and clearly the staff ran out of patience. Unfortunately, since McDonalds has deep pockets and the case meets the technical specifications of viability it's going to cost some people some money one way or another. If this had've been a local diner I don't think it would go anywhere.

Yeah, it's likely he'll try and get around 500k or something for this.  Shoot you can hit me with a broom and film it for 15K!  Anyone?  lol

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