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Harvard professor fights restaurant over $4

/ 04:21 AM December 11, 2014

BOSTON — A Harvard Business School instructor is battling a Chinese restaurant for overcharging him by $4 on a takeout order.

The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1vOR01J ) reports that associate professor Benjamin Edelman complained to the Sichuan Garden after the Brookline, Massachusetts restaurant charged him $1 more on each of the four items he ordered.

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In an email exchange with Edelman, the restaurant acknowledged the prices listed on its website were out of date and promised to update them soon.

But Edelman demanded a $12 refund, arguing that he’s eligible for that amount under state law. He also contacted local officials to demand the restaurant compensate all other customers who might have been affected.

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Edelman says officials have declined to intervene. But the restaurant agreed to pay back half his $53.35 bill.

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