Attorney who choked on chicken withdraws lawsuit

“Extreme comments” directed at his family have prompted Gulfport attorney Paul Newton to drop a lawsuit he filed against Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen after he choked on a chicken breast because, he said, the fast-food restaurant failed to provide him a knife in the drive-thru.

“I continue to believe that the facts demonstrate an unsafe condition to the public that could easily be solved by the responsible parties at very little cost,” Newton said in a statement sent to the Sun Herald. “I am hopeful that my filing of the court proceeding results in such remedial actions. However, due to extreme comments directed to me and my family, I have determined not to pursue this matter further.”

Sun Herald
11/3/16