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Friday, January 13, 2006

Only in America: The most bizarre crisis of the New Year involves a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the restaurant chain Benihana, claiming that shrimp tossed at a family by a crazed Japanese chef led to the death of a 43-year-old Long Island man. The victim jerked his head away when a sizzling shrimp seemed to be headed his way. "That violent motion wrenched Colaitis' neck and led, less than a year later, to his death," according to a lawyer representing the widow.


  • At 11:25 PM, Blogger Unknown said…


    I remember when this lawsuit was first filed since the restaurant in question sits less than a mile from my home. I thought about it from the perspective of how the court of public opinion, as echoed in news reports, will likely find the litigant's claims as dubious
    as I did. We soon shall see.



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