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WOMAN DROPS SUIT OVER FINGER IN CHILI

A woman who claimed she scooped up a human finger in her chili at a Wendy's restaurant has decided not to sue the fast-food chain.

Anna Ayala dropped her claim because it "has caused her great emotional distress and continues to be difficult emotionally," said her attorney, Jeffrey Janoff.

Ayala, 39, claimed she found the 1 1/2 -inch fingertip on March 22 while dining at a Wendy's restaurant in San Jose.

Court records show Ayala has a history of making legal claims against corporations, including a former employer, General Motors, and a fast-food restaurant. Wendy's spokesman Denny Lynch declined to comment on Ayala's decision to drop the lawsuit but said a reward hotline to receive tips will remain open. Wendy's has offered $50,000 to the first person who can provide verifiable information that identifies the origin of the finger.

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