NEW YORK (AP/CNN/WCBS) - A Korean immigrant has sued a Hooters restaurant in New York City for racial discrimination after discovering an ethnic slur on his food receipt.
According to the lawsuit filed by Kisuk Cha, the computer receipt he and his girlfriend received for a July 1 takeout order in Queens contained the slur "Chinx."
The suit was filed Monday in Brooklyn federal court.
Cha's attorney, Daniel Baek, says his client was shocked and threw away the food when he got home.
A lawyer for the restaurant franchise says the food server whose name appeared on the receipt was cleared after a hostess admitted she wrote the slur.
Edward McCabe says the hostess has apologized and resigned.
The suit seeks damages, and names Hooters of America, the owners of the Queens franchise and the two workers.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Hampton Roads Transit customers could see higher fares to ride the bus, light rail and ferry.
Running a red light could cost you a hefty fine, even if an officer doesn't pull you over. Cameras are going up at intersections across Hampton Roads, and the most recent went live Monday in downtown Norfolk.
Some local families who lost a loved one during active duty military service boarded a special flight out of Norfolk Thursday morning.
Thousands of EMTs and paramedics checked their bank accounts Thursday for one last scheduled payment from the company that suddenly laid them off, but found nothing.
A Newport News man is charged for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl.
Police say a 19-year-old was shot Thursday evening in Newport News.
Three separate crashes on Interstate 664 occurred at the same time Thursday morning, causing headaches for motorists.