Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Man Injured By Croutons Wins Reasonable Sum

For obvious reasons, tort reform advocates tend to focus on high-profile cases with punitive damages in the millions of dollars, but what about civil law as experienced by your averageschlimazel*?

Like, what if the newsworthy bit is that the person bringing on the litigation, wins a totally fair and modest sum?

Take, for instance, the case of Everett Chattman, awarded $2,400 after his mouth was fucked up by "excessively hard croutons."

The secret killer...of teeth.

According to the Roane County News, Chattman was dining at a Pizza Hut in Harriman, Tennessee when a crouton shattered his specialized partial denture. After the restaurant's insurance company refused to work it out, Chattman's lawyer Mark Foster decided to sue.

On Friday, Judge Jeff Wicks awarded Chattman $2,400, plus interest and court costs. Asked if he believed his client was satisfied, Foster told the paper "I think so."

But was justice served? Yeah, probably.

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