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Russian Military Officer Wins Lawsuit Against McDonald's


McDonald's officials in St. Petersburg say they will appeal the verdict.

McDonald's officials in St. Petersburg say they will appeal the verdict.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- A disgruntled customer has won a lawsuit against McDonald's in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.

Retired military officer Konstantin Kosolapov filed the lawsuit against McDonald's one year ago after a small stone in a salad he bought at McDonald's broke his tooth. He demanded McDonald's pay him 250,000 rubles ($9,100).

A court in St. Petersburg ruled on May 4 that McDonald's should pay 100,000 rubles ($3,600) to Kosolapov as compensation.

It is reportedly the first case won by a customer against a restaurant in Russia. McDonald's officials in St. Petersburg say they will appeal the verdict.

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