Black man settles spitting suit with Burger King

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 21, 2012 at 9:41 PM

   ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A black trucker has settled his lawsuit against a roadside Burger King franchise in northwestern Pennsylvania where the trucker claims a white employee spit on his Whopper Jr.
 
   Glenn Goodwin, from Cleveland, Ohio, filed the civil rights lawsuit against Fast Food Enterprises (hash)3, which operates the restaurant along Interstate 90 in Fairview. Goodwin contends a white worker there spit in his burger in 2008.
 
   The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/ZofxvT ) first reported the settlement Friday. Attorneys for both sides declined comment citing a confidentiality agreement.
 
   Defense attorneys had argued there's no proof of the spitting or that the worker was motivated by racial prejudice if it occurred.
 
   But a federal judge last year refused to dismiss the lawsuit saying there was enough evidence for a jury to conclude that Goodwin was treated differently because of his race.


 

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