Paralegal Sues over $100 Cake-Baking Prize, Claims Flier Promised Twice the Amount


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A Pennsylvania paralegal and her daughter have sued a state representative claiming he failed to pay the full $200 promised in a flier to the winner of a cake-baking contest.

Denise Robinson and her 21-year-old daughter, LaShae Robinson, say they were paid only $100 for LaShae’s winning pineapple upside down cake, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports. The cost of filing the suit was $6 less than their $100 prize. “It’s a matter of principle,” Denise Robinson told the publication.

State Rep. Jake Wheatley acknowledges the flier promised $200, but said contestants were told they would not receive the entire amount if there were too few entries. “The whole concept was supposed to be a 50/50 raffle,” he told the Tribune. “There was a $10 entry fee and if all slots were paid for, we’d match that $100 with another $100.”

The Tribune interviewed Duquesne University law professor and chancellor John Murray for his take on the controversy. Absent an express condition on the required number of entries, Wheatley must pay $200, he said.

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