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Dad, Pizza Hut in court again over his reputation

A LOCAL family brought fast-food giant Pizza Hut to the court again over allegations that the company had tried to tarnish the reputation of a family that sued after Pizza Hut employees accidentally served them tainted drinks.

The latest legal battleground was the Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People's Court, which took up the case yesterday.

The employees were accused of accidentally mixing metal chips into drinks served to the family, including a three-year-old boy, in 2010, according to court testimony.

Chen Zheng, the plaintiff and the boy's father, said that Pizza Hut had deliberately distorted facts in media interviews, using bad words to refer to the family and also hurting his standing at work.

Pizza Hut was ordered last year to pay about 4,500 yuan (US$707) in compensation for the boy, who was suspected by doctors of swallowing metal, according to the Pudong New Area People's Court.

However, Chen said he later found that in two reports from domestic media, National Business Daily and Youth Daily, Pizza Hut said Chen was asking an unreasonably large amount of compensation and "creating difficulties" for the enterprise with bad intent.

Chen then filed another lawsuit against Pizza Hut at the Pudong New Area People's Court last year, demanding a compensation of 20,000 yuan for the damage to his reputation. But the district court ruled in Pizza Hut's favor, and Chen appealed to the intermediate court yesterday.


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