A federal lawsuit filed by a successful African-American businessman against a Newport Beach steakhouse that repeatedly listed him on credit card receipts as “McStinkyNi**er,” “McNi*Sh*t” and “McCottonwood” has been mutually dismissed, according to records at Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Orange County
Court files show that lawyers representing plaintiff Mark McHenry and Landmark Steakhouse of Corona del Mar agreed to a stipulated settlement of the lawsuit on Feb. 2 — a month before the case was scheduled to be heard by a jury.
No terms of the settlement were revealed. But you can guess any payment to McHenry is going to be financially substantial. It is against federal law for a public business to brazenly discriminate against a customer based on race.
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