ERIE, Pa. - A black trucker has settled his lawsuit against a roadside Burger King franchise in northwestern Pennsylvania where the trucker claims a white employee spit on his Whopper Jr.
Glenn Goodwin, from Cleveland, Ohio, filed the civil rights lawsuit against Fast Food Enterprises #3, which operates the restaurant along Interstate 90 in Fairview. Goodwin contends a white worker there spit in his burger in 2008.
The Erie Times-News first reported the settlement Friday. Attorneys for both sides declined comment citing a confidentiality agreement.
Defense attorneys had argued there's no proof of the spitting or that the worker was motivated by racial prejudice if it occurred.
But a federal judge last year refused to dismiss the lawsuit saying there was enough evidence for a jury to conclude that Goodwin was treated differently because of his race.
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