Currently, a Michigan Muslim man and his wife are in the mists of a massive lawsuit with the famous pizza chain everyone knows as “Little Caesars Pizza.”
The perturbed couple has decided to sue the business for $100 million after being served pork-based pepperoni on their pizza in placement of their original order “halal” pepperoni.
Halal is the appropriate replacement for pork according to the Islamic law. Mohamad Bazzi claims this was the second time Little Caesars has put false labels on their products.
The class-action lawsuit, filed in Wayne County Circuit Court, reports the restaurant violated a Michigan law called the “Wayne County Halal and Kosher Anti-Fraud and Truth-in-labeling ordinance.”
Additionally, the Islamic law precludes Muslims from consuming any amounts of pork, causing this to be a violation of their own religion.
“They have no regard for people’s religious beliefs,” said Moughni. “This is a violation of the Muslim faith. You can’t be handing out pork, mislabeling it as halal and get away with it. This isn’t how America operates. A billion dollar corporation can’t get away with it.”
According to thefederalistpapers,
Mohamad Bazzi, 32, says that he specially ordered halal pepperoni pizza on two occasions, and that the pizza boxes he received were labeled “halal.”
The Quran forbids the consumption of Pork for Muslims, and “Halal” means that Islamic dietary restrictions are met.
Bazzi claims that both pizzas actually did contain pork pepperoni, which he and his wife only noticed after they had already eaten much of the pizzas.
Bazzi’s first pepperoni pizza was ordered back in March, and he ate his most recently received pizza this week.
Now, he’s filed a massive lawsuit against the Dearborn Little Caesars for their failure to comply with his order and for marking the boxes “halal.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Bazzi’s wife says she knew the pepperoni was pork because she is a convert to Islam who grew up Catholic. Bazzi also has experience with pizza ingredients, he says, because he once worked at a pizza joint.
Bazzi and his unnamed wife — the converted Catholic — “became sick to their stomach” when they realized they were eating pork, the $100 million lawsuit says.
They were deeply troubled — so troubled they filed a police report after first waiting three days.
After Bazzi ordered the second halal pepperoni pizza from the Dearborn Little Caesars and allegedly received more pork pepperoni, he went back to the restaurant and spoke to the manager. He says he recorded the conversation.
Majed Moughni, the couple’s lawyer, claims that Little Caesars failed to heed Bazzi’s request due to their disregard for religious beliefs.
He says the employees seem ambivalent of what they did and that the Bazzis were “unknowingly assaulted.”
The Daily Caller continues:
“These people were unknowingly assaulted,” Moughni told The Detroit News. “None of these employees seem to care.”
[…] The four counts of the lawsuit are fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment.
The defendants named in the lawsuit are Little Caesars as a corporation and also the employees of the Little Caesars location in Dearborn.
Is a mistaken pizza order worth $100 dollars if the mistake effects Islamic dietary restrictions?