Popeyes Customer Dropping Lawsuit Over Lack Of Knife With Fried Chicken Order

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Well, that was quick: only a few days after filing a lawsuit against Popeyes claiming that the lack of a knife in his order caused him to choke on his fried chicken, a Mississippi lawyers is dropping his complaint.

Citing “extreme comments” aimed at his family, the attorney behind the lawsuit has decided not to go forward with his suit, the Sun Herald reports.

“I continue to believe that the facts demonstrate an unsafe condition to the public that could easily be solved by the responsible parties at very little cost,” he said in statement. “I am hopeful that my filing of the court proceeding results in such remedial actions. However, due to extreme comments directed to me and my family, I have determined not to pursue this matter further.”

He blamed Popeyes for a choking incident he suffered after only receiving a spork with his drive-thru order of chicken, rice and beans, and a biscuit in November 2015, and sought reimbursement for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. He also wanted a judge to order Popeyes and its franchisees to start putting plastic knives in drive-thru orders.

Attorney who choked on chicken withdraws lawsuit [Sun Herald]

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