‘Excessively hard croutons’ lead to court case

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A Tennessee man alleging that he broke his partial dentures while eating at Pizza Hut has just won US$2,400, plus trial costs and interest, in a personal injury suit filed against the chain restaurant.
 
Everett Chatman claims he was enjoying a salad when “excessively hard croutons” caused harm to his dental work, according to Roane County News.

He initially tried to settle out of court, but Pizza Hut’s insurance company had no interest in participating.
 
“We tried to work it out with their insurance company, but they never wanted to talk,” Chatman’s attorney, Mark Foster, told the newspaper. “So we went ahead and filed.”
 
Foster argued that Pizza Hut caused personal injuries and damage to his client’s specially fitted partial denture as the result of “negligently serving at defendant’s restaurant excessively hard croutons.”
 
When asked whether Chatman was satisfied with his US$2,400 Pizza Hut award, his attorney answered, “I think so.”
 

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