McDonald's Manager Wins Suit: Job Made Me Obese Brazilian judge awards him $17,500 By Nick McMaster, Newser Staff Posted Oct 28, 2010 3:39 PM CDT 28 comments Comments In this photo made on Dec. 29, 2009 the McDonald's iconic Big Mac sandwich is displayed in front of one of the drinks served in a McDonald's restaurant in North Huntinton, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) (Newser) – This might top the infamous McDonald's hot coffee lawsuit. A court in Brazil has found the fast-food chain liable for the obesity of a franchise manager and ordered it to pay $17,500 in damages, the AP reports. The 32-year-old man claims he gained 65 pounds over a dozen years because he had to eat several "samples" every day to ensure quality. He accused McDonald's of sending around "mystery clients" to report on quality. He also carped about the free lunches. McDonald's has appealed.