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Mississippi Restaurant Defeats Pesty Plaintiff Tale

In Hinds County, Mississippi, Plaintiff accused our client of serving mashed potatoes with a bug in them, causing her to become ill.  Kathryn Platt, of Galloway’s Gulfport, Mississippi office defended the case at trial. Kathryn argued that Plaintiff failed to prove she purchased anything from our client’s restaurant, or in the alternative, if Plaintiff did purchase potatoes, our client was not liable because it had no knowledge of bugs, given its impeccable pest service record and because it followed normal storage and cooking procedures meant to prevent such an occurrence. The result? Plaintiff’s claim was dismissed.