There is an interesting case in Los Angeles where David Martin found an all-you-can-eat offer at a Sushi restaurant a bit fishy . . . or perhaps not fishy enough. Martin went to the Studio City restaurant to take advantage of the all you can eat deal for $28. However, because he is a diabetic, he proceeded to eat the fish and leave the rice. That led Restaurant owner Jay Oh to cry foul and demand that he either eat the rice with the fish or pay a la carte prices. That led Martin to file suit.
Oh says that the offer was for sushi not sashimi, which is just fish. The lawsuit could force the court to render a decision on common meaning of sushi as opposed to sashimi — a quintessential L.A. case. It reminds me of the New York case that turns on the meaning of “hacking the fish” at Jewish delis.
Martin is seeking at least $4,000 in damages for the “humiliation, embarrassment and mental anguish.” He also claims that he was discriminated against on the basis of disability.
Source: LA Times