Man wins $1,200 in lawsuit over pizza delivery delay

Posted at 8:10 PM, Oct 07, 2016
and last updated 2017-03-03 08:53:39-05

A man has been awarded $1,200 by a jury in Australia for a delay in a pizza he ordered from Domino's, Australia News 9 reported on Friday.

The 30-year-old plaintiff in the case is a personal injury attorney named Tim Driscoll who described himself to The Guardian as a "battler." He said he ordered three pizzas, two garlic breads, and two sodas for a party in April, 2015.

His order never arrived.

Driscoll said he was embarrassed that the order never arrived and called the restaurant. He was told by the manager that they got busy and his order was skipped. He was then offered a refund for the pre-paid meal. He said that refund was never issued.

Driscoll claimed he kept contacting the store about the refund for more than a year, and was only told it was being "investigated."

After a year, he sued.

While he initially requested $9,000, the judge in the case awarded him $1,203.27 - just enough to cover the cost of legal fees and the original cost of the order.