Wednesday, 19 February 2014

SIMPSONS DID IT - All You Can Eat Seafood (part 1)

Martin v. A Ca-Shi Sushi

12th November 1992.

The first broadcast of "New Kid on the Block" (The Simpsons Season 4 Episode 8) in which Homer Simpson sues an All You Can Eat Seafood restaurant because he hadn't had all he could eat.

Early May 2010.

David Martin entered A Ca-Shi to take advantage of their $28 All You Can Eat Sushi deal.  Martin then began to eat just the sashimi (the fish) and left the rice.  A Ca-Shi owner Jay Oh said he'd have to eat the rice to get more sushi.  Martin said that he is a type-2 diabetic he can't eat rice.  Oh offered two plates of sashimi for a total cost of $25.  Martin left the restaurant having paid the al a carte price for the sushi.

20th May 2010

Martin filed suit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court against A Ca-Shi for $4,000 for discriminating against his disability and "humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish".  The case was scheduled appear in court 25 February 2011, however ever since the LA Times broke the story a week before the case there has been no real follow up by the many media outlets who picked up the story.

[UPDATE:  See part 2]

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