|01-28-2005, 09:21 AM||#1|
Angling in the Deep
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Texas Riviera, Southern Mountains
McDonalds Must Face Obesity Suit
Back on again. I think the basis of the suit is McDonalds misrepresented it's products.
January 26, 2005
NEW YORK, Jan 26, 2005 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- A U.S. court has ordered fast food giant McDonalds to face a lawsuit by New York teenagers claiming Chicken McNuggets made them obese.
The suit by four teenage girls from the Bronx was filed in 2002, claiming the food chain deceived customers about its products and failed to display nutritional information prominently enough.
One year later, U.S. district judge Robert Sweet backed McDonald's motion to dismiss it. Sweet ruled the plaintiffs failed to show McDonald's products involved any danger "not within the common knowledge of consumers," and accepted McDonald's arguments the suit would spawn many "McLawsuits."
But Tuesday, a panel in New York overruled Sweet's decision, saying the teenagers and their lawyers should be allowed to collect evidence in support of their case, the Financial Times reported.
In a statement, McDonald's said it remained confident the "frivolous suit" would again be dismissed.
Source: Copyright 2005 by United Press International.