Date
10 December 2016
Genki Sushi (inset) is being sued in a Kwun Tong Court for alleged food contamination. Photos: RTHK, Openrice.com
Genki Sushi (inset) is being sued in a Kwun Tong Court for alleged food contamination. Photos: RTHK, Openrice.com

‘Professional complainant’ sued Maxim’s 30 times in 12 months

A woman who sued Maxim’s Caterers Ltd. 30 times in 2015 has launched a new lawsuit against a subsidiary, alleging food contamination.

The woman, surnamed Wong, said she decided to sue Genki Sushi after finding plastic debris in her dish.

Wong rejected the store’s offer to waive the charge.

She said she demanded an explanation from the store but added it was not satisfactory.

A defense lawyer accused Wong, of “deriving pleasure” from being able to manipulate others, Apple Daily reports.

Wong once complained about the cream in Maxim’s cakes being not smooth enough and demanded on another occasion that a store manager apologize non-stop for an hour, the lawyer said.

Wong denied the accusations and said she was merely offering opinions to Maxim’s from a customer’s point of view.

She challenged the defense lawyer to show how one could apologize non-stop for a full 60 minutes.

Wong said she was merely hoping that Maxim’s would make improvements, according to news website hk01.com.

The judge agreed with the defense lawyer that Wong kept going back to Genki despite her unpleasant experience.

Wong said she is a sushi fanatic and there are not that many choices in Hong Kong when it comes to affordable sushi.

Wong said that just because there are problems with one store does not mean all stores have issues.

She said she will continue to patronize Genki.

The trial continues.

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