Why do Howard and Robin have to be out when great stories like this appear

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MutteringJohn, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    I hope they bring this up when they return. A Newport Beach, Calif steakhouse settles a lawsuit with a customer for putting racist names on his receipts. McStinkyNigger, McNigShit and McCottonwood.

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    federal lawsuit filed by a successful African-American businessman against a Newport Beach steakhouse that repeatedly listed him on credit card receipts as "McStinkyNigger," "McNigShit" and "McCottonwood" has been mutually dismissed, according to records at Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Orange County.

    Court files show that lawyers representing plaintiff Mark McHenry and Landmark Steakhouse of Corona del Mar agreed to a stipulated settlement of the lawsuit on Feb. 2 -- a month before the case was scheduled to be heard by a jury.

    No terms of the settlement were revealed. But you can guess any payment to McHenry is going to be financially substantial. It is against federal law for a public business to brazenly discriminate against a customer based on race.

    And there was this: The 10-month-old case ended after McHenry's lawyers at Reed Smith LLP in Los Angeles uncovered an additional 12 inflammatory examples of racists comments and after U.S. Magistrate Judge Victor B. Kenton rejected the restaurant's strenuous attempts to thwart the lawyers from inspecting 167,000 other customer receipts to check for a systematic, widespread use of racial epithets.

    In a deposition, Mario Marovic, a partial owner of CDM Restaurant, Inc. which includes Landmark Steakhouse, said that he does not "discriminate against any group of people on any basis whatsoever."

    The court files reviewed by the Weekly show that Marovic was shocked by McHenry's allegations, conducted an investigation and ultimately blamed the racist incidents on a bartender, Michael Cederoth. Though Cederoth did not confess, Marovic believed he'd given "inconsistent" answers during interviews and fired him a week after the lawsuit was filed, according to court records.

    A customer during dozens and dozens of visits, McHenry had considered the restaurant enjoyable, took friends there and was a generous tipper. After one visit he returned home, saw an inflammatory receipt and discovered older receipts were similarly despicable. When confronted, restaurant employees including manager Dustin Caratello repeatedly apologized and attempted to downplay the bigotry, according to court records.

    http://blogs.ocweekly.com/stickaforkinit/2012/02/mcstinkynigger_landmark_steakh.php
     
  2. Uncle Larry

    Uncle Larry Well-Known Member VIP

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    I guess these geniuses are all over - sounds like the Papa Johns story Robin mentioned in the news last month where a guy wrote something racist on a Chinese lady's receipt.
     
  3. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    I did some research on this place. Not only is it a restuarant but it is also a nightclub with bottle service. I think this guy got a hefty settlement.
     
  4. telecaster

    telecaster Get Yer Ya Ya's Out

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    When I used to work in a bar we used to type shit like "cheapfuck" and "tinycock" on customer reciepts for people we didn't like. Thankfully, I don't think anything racist was used and everyone was so drunk by the end of the night that nobody noticed or cared.
     
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    Morning Wood New Member

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    Newport Beach? That sounds about right.
     
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    somedude61 Well-Known Member

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    Sure it ins't good business to do that but what law was broken? They never turned the customer away and treated him equitably at the establishment.