Burger King is Bullying a Veteran Who Bit Into a Needle-Laced Burger to Try to Get the Lawsuit Thrown Out

Burger King is Bullying a Veteran Who Bit Into a Needle-Laced Burger to Try to Get the Lawsuit Thrown Out

You would think some lawsuits would be a slam dunk — like, say biting into a needle-laced hamburger which caused hospitalization. But Burger King won’t own up to their mistake, and is instead doing everything they can to screw a veteran out of the restitution he deserves.

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Clarke Bartholomew, 46, says he was stationed in Hawaii in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker laced with needles that pierced his tongue and got stuck in his intestine.

Now an attorney for the Miami-based fast food company wants the case thrown out and lawyer fees paid because Bartholomew did not attend a September 10 meeting in Honolulu to discuss settlement terms.

Bartholomew said in a court filing this week he could not attend the meeting because he recently began a new job in Virginia, where he lives after his medical retirement from the Army.

‘Since I was a new employee, I had no time on the books to take time off to fly from Virginia to Hawaii, for the settlement conference,’ said Bartholomew, now a U.S. Parks Police dispatcher.

His lawyers have shot back that Burger King is ‘bullying a represented opponent for not appearing at a settlement conference.’

Attorneys for Bartholomew said in court filings that Burger King violated orders to discuss the settlement and provide written offers before the meeting.

So it seems to be that Burger King isn’t denying their culpability, but instead is merely trying to weasel out of their responsibility to this veteran. Maybe a major military boycott of Burger King will get them to change their tune.

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