Little Caesars has been served with a $100 million lawsuit. The whole legal issue started off from one of its usual meal services. A Muslim man received its desired pizza. However, while the customer was consuming his meal, he got sick to his stomach. The religious man soon discovered that the pepperoni on his pizza had pork products. His Muslim religion prohibits the consumption of any part coming from pigs.
The Religious Man Claims that He Ordered a Halal Pepperoni Pizza
On Thursday, the deceived religious man filed a class action lawsuit in the Wayne County Circuit Court against Little Caesars. Majed Moughni is the lawyer who is going to represent the plaintiff, Mohamad Bazzi. The indictment claims that the company mislabeled its products as halal. This means that the meat comes from an animal that was sacrificed according to the religious laws.
The plaintiff ordered the same item for two separate times from the same restaurant. The religious man, age 32, stated that both times he visited the location, the window displayed an announcement indicating that they serve halal dishes. He specifically ordered the halal version of a pepperoni pizza. Moreover, the box the dish came in stated the same feature.
The Lawsuit Wants to Impair the Company from Deceiving Other Clients
Before they finished eating their ordered pizza, both Mohamad Bazzi and his wife started filling sick to their stomach. That abnormal reaction to the food they ate made them think that they consumed prohibited meat. As the wife was a Catholic woman converted to Muslim, she managed to identify the taste of pork.
To hinder the restaurant from tricking other customers into thinking that they are eating halal meals, the religious man decided to take this incident to court. Majed Moughni advised his client to return to the restaurant and record his conversation with the employees. The dialogue revealed the manager stating that his client wanted a Hot-n-Ready pepperoni pizza with a halal sticker on the box.
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