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Dough for denture damage

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‘Excessively hard croutons’ blamed

By Damon Lawrence

A man who claimed he broke a partial denture eating a crouton at Pizza Hut in Harriman won a judgment against the restaurant on Friday.

Roane County General Sessions Court Judge Jeff Wicks awarded Everett Chatman $2,400, interest and court costs.

“We tried to work it out with their insurance company, but they never wanted to talk,” Rockwood attorney Mark Foster said Friday. “So we went ahead and filed.”

Foster represented Chatman in the case.

The suit accused Pizza Hut of causing personal injuries and damages to Chatman’s specialized partial denture by “negligently serving at defendant’s restaurant excessively hard croutons.”

Foster said he believes Chatman is happy with the case’s outcome.

“I think so,” he said.

Messages left for Pizza Hut’s attorney were not returned by press time.