Burger King Spitting Suit Settled: Glenn Goodwin Wins In Racially Charged Case

By Amir Khan on December 21, 2012 3:35 PM EST

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The Burger King spitting suit has come to an end after four years (Photo: Creative Commons)

The Burger King spitting suit, which arose in 2008, has been settled, and Glenn Goodwin is walking away with an undisclosed amount of money.

The Burger King spitting suit arose after Glenn Goodwin, a black trucker, claimed a white Burger King employee spit in his burger. Attorneys for Burger King, however, claim there is no proof that any spitting occurred, nor that the spitting was racially motivated.

Goodwin claimed that a female employee made his sandwich and slid it to a male employee, who, instead of handing it to Goodwin, surreptitiously spit in the sandwich before giving it to him. After looking at the sandwich, he called 911, claiming he saw spit and that the burger smelled of bad breath. 

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Attorneys for Burger King repeatedly tried to get the Burger King spitting suit thrown out, just as the burger was. When Glenn Goodwin called police after he found spit in his burger, the state trooper tossed out the burger, along with any evidence that a spitting occurred. However, a judge ruled that dismissing the case because a trooper, not Goodwin, discarded the burger would be unfair.

"A reasonable jury could conclude that Caucasian customers at the Burger King restaurant eceived satisfactory food service while Plaintiff, the only minority person in the restaurant, did not," District Judge Sean McLaughlin said, according to ABC News.

The two sides agreed to a settlement, and the Burger King spitting suit finally came to an end after four years. However, the terms of the settlement are unknown.

"The case is resolved to the satisfaction of all parties," Goodwin's attorney, Timothy McNair, said, according to ABC News. "The terms of settlement are confidential. We are unable to comment further."

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