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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Skinny in Fat City

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that a lower court improperly dismissed a class-action lawsuit against McDonalds filed on behalf of the food chain's obese customers. The suit alleges, among other things, that the combined effect of McDonald's various promotional representations created "the false impression that its food products were nutritionally beneficial and part of a healthy lifestyle if consumed daily."

See, the pdf file here.

Who knew that a diet consisting of Big Macs, milk shakes and hot apple pies could possibly be bad for you?

The appellate court says that McDonald's can ask for more details about the Plaintiffs' claims and can slog out other details in expensive discovery, but is not entitled to an outright dismissal of their claims.

On behalf of tort reformers everywhere, I'm not lovin' it.