Dearborn Diner Didn't Get Halal Meal, But Now Shares $700,000 Settlement
Ahmed Ahmed of Dearborn Heights had a problem with his McDonald's chicken sandwich, and the company agrees he deserves compensation -- lots of it.
Ahmed will split a $700,000 lawsuit settlement with a Detroit health clinic, the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn and lawyers, Jeff Karoub of AP reports.
The lawsuit alleged that Ahmed bought a chicken sandwich in September 2011 at a Dearborn McDonald's but found it wasn't halal -- meaning it didn't meet Islamic requirements for preparing food. Islam forbids consumption of pork, and God's name must be invoked before an animal providing meat for consumption is slaughtered. . . .
Ahmed's attorney . . . said there was no evidence of problems on the production side, but he alleges that the Dearborn location on Ford Road sold nonhalal products when it ran out of halal.
The customer filed a class action suit in Wayne County Circuit Court against McDonald's and the local franchise owner.