Last year, a woman was able to
demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one
Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and
she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story
was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the
national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat"
suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville,
forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves