It’s been a long time coming, but it seems lawyers are finally getting a taste of their own medicine.
Last Monday (20 September), after ordering a medium-rare steakburger from the Marriot West India Quay, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom partner Tim Sanders found himself slapped with a legal disclaimer.
“Although we are happy to accommodate the request for the cooking of your burger rare or medium-rare, we would like to advise that while following the Food Safety Act of 1990 and arriving to maintain due diligence, Marriot West India Quay and its associates…”
Well, you get the idea.
The form had to be signed by the chef on duty, the restaurant supervisor and by Sanders himself before he could get his burger.
Sanders commented: “What distressed me most about the experience is what a shoddy piece of drafting it was. It mentioned steaks, but says nothing of the chips. What if I take my eye out with one of them?”
Quite right – and that salad looks a bit tasty too. Good to know there’s a lawyer on hand to sort out any fast food fiascos.