Cleveland man settles spitting suit with Burger King

2:21 PM, Dec 21, 2012   |    comments
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ERIE, Pa. -- A black Ohio trucker has settled his lawsuit against a roadside Burger King franchise in northwestern Pennsylvania where he says a white employee spit on his Whopper Jr. in 2008.

Glenn Goodwin, of Cleveland, filed the civil rights lawsuit against Fast Food Enterprises #3, which operates the restaurant along Interstate 90 in Fairview.

The Erie Times-News (http://bit.ly/ZofxvT) first reported the settlement Friday. Attorneys for both sides declined to 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.

A federal judge last year refused to dismiss the lawsuit. State police found saliva in the burger but didn't charge anyone because it was thrown away without a DNA test

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Information from: Erie Times-News, http://www.goerie.com

Associated Press

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