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Woman sued supermarket after being called "Big Butt"

The woman made a purchase in the amount of one thousand pesos at the supermarket, and asked to be sent home, "but on the ticket of the fiscal controller in space where does the name put butt word and where does the name big”

A teacher from Rosario sued for half a million dollars against a supermarket chain to feel discriminated against by an employee who wrote the ticket home delivery of your purchase: "big butt."

The ticket can be read instead of the name the word "Butt" and in place of the last name, "Big".

The lawsuit is pending before the District Court of the Civil and Commercial 17th. Designation of Rosario, and the case is now also occupy the National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (Inadi).

Leading cause Number 1007/2013, and the title of the cover is "(name of client / against Coto supermarket / on damages."

The trial was started by a 40-years-old, obese rosarine teacher against the local branch of the supermarket chain Coto, located at the mall Alto Rosario, Santa Fe, north of this city.

The case has no history in the country, both "the mode of commission of the act, for the compensatory amount," the lawyer for the plaintiff wife, Oscar Pandiani said.

The lawyer said the teacher made ​​a purchase in the amount of one thousand pesos at the supermarket, and asked to be sent home, "but on the ticket of the fiscal controller in space where does the name they put the word but and where does the name great”.

The woman "just realize that after three days and then we began to extrajudicial actions. First we went to a pre-trial mediation, but there were no agreement," said the lawyer.

Pandiani said despite subsequently demonstrated "through expert measures the ticket, and what the ticket belongs to the supermarket, the company denied everything.

The lawyer also said that "one of the writs of record, and we also ask, commands a view to INADI, so I sent copies of the application to that body. This is the last of the procedural status" revealed.

"While INADI only takes complaints claim that their authorities to come to trial as 'amicus curiae' (friend of the Court), and provide all the assistance that the Court need eventually," said Pandiami.

The lawsuit filed to the supermarket a year ago in the Courts of Rosario "is 500,000 pesos" and the items are patrimonial, punitive and moral damages, which provides for the Consumer Protection Act, which is further substantiated complaint to bring forward .

"We hope that the judgment is favorable and come out later this year," said the lawyer, who also sponsors other similar cases, although this "by the mode of commission and the amount for damage is unprecedented, I think there is no other in the country, "he said.

"The demand from the woman, which suggests that a victim of an "unjust, arbitrary and prejudicial discrimination" caused outrage and rejection in the town of Rosario.

tracucción: Belén Zapata