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Monday 28 July 2014

Man files $1.5million lawsuit against McDonald's 'in napkin dispute'

Webster Lucas reportedly said he was mistreated after he asked for more serviettes at the California outlet

Antonia Molloy

Published 28/02/2014|13:04

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A man is suing McDonald’s for $1.5million in a dispute allegedly sparked off by the fact that he was given only one napkin with his meal.

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Webster Lucas claimed he is “unable to work” due to the “emotional distress” caused by the incident at the outlet in Pacoima, California, TMZ reported. 

Lucas launched the lawsuit following the confrontation on 29 January.

He claimed he was given one serviette when he ordered a Quarter Pounder Deluxe, but when he went to the counter to ask for more, he was refused by the manager.

Lucas, who is African-American, alleged that the Mexican-American manger was racist towards him and mumbled something that sounded like “you people”.

He subsequently emailed the fast food chain to complain, saying has had suffered “undue mental anguish” as a result of the incident.

According to TMZ, he was offered free burgers, but is now seeking $1.5 million in compensation.

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