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Who knew President Trump was on to something? Forget ‘finger lickin’ goodness. Taking the President’s lead, fried chicken may be safest eaten with a knife  — not just a spork.

Well at least that was the lawsuit filed October 31, 2016 against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc., et al. by Gulfport, Mississippi lawyer Paul Newton Jr.

In his complaint, Newton alleged that for want of a knife he choked on a piece of fried chicken breast and required emergency surgery the same evening to remove the chicken piece from his throat.

He claimed it was a consequence of Popeyes’ failure to provide customers with a plastic knife with their drive-thru orders. Neither man or woman eats by spork alone.

In addition to his medical and pain and suffering damages, Newton also asked for an order requiring Popeyes to provide its drive-thru customers “with the appropriate utensil or utensils such as a plastic knife to enable such customers to cut their purchased food orders into appropriate portions.”

Newtown’s chicken complaint won’t rise to the level of Roy Pearson Jr.notoriety. Pearson was the lawyer best remembered for suing his dry cleaners for millions over a missing pair of pants. That lawsuit got tossed out of court.

But in Newton’s case, he later dropped the suit on his own because of “extreme comments directed to me and my family.”

Bottom line, don’t choke on fried chicken — not when there’s still FREE CLE. Along with the standard disclaimers about availability; jurisdictional creditworthiness; and content quality, here’s the latest knife and fork-free update.

FREE CLE

Attorney Protective

Hindsight: A Great Thing To Borrow – Oct 12, 2017

“Many lawyers sued for malpractice gain clarity on best practices only after it is too late. This webinar is designed to help you acquire a clearer understanding of the risks by studying what went wrong for other attorneys during their malpractice cases.”

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time

One hour of Ethics CLE

Reserve your Webinar seat at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/761297833764662529

 

Time Management Tips for Lawyers – Nov 6, 2017

Date: Nov 6, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 Central Time, 1:00 PM-2:00 Eastern Time and 10:00 AM-11:00 Pacific Time

One hour of General CLE

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Nossaman LLP

[Webinar] Cybersecurity Threats Facing Water Utilities and the Steps You Should Take to Mitigate Risk

Date: October 12th, 10:00am PT

One hour of General CLE

To register for this webinar, click here

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Baker Hostetler

[Webinar] Real Estate, Cybersecurity and The Internet of Things

Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 / Noon – 1 p.m. EST

One hour of General CLE

To register, click here.

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Credits: President Donald Trump eating fried chicken, Twitter @Real Donald Trump; 0797 chicken love, by Mark Morgan, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution; Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen menu board, by Mike Mozart, at Flickr Creative Commons Attribution.

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