Wednesday, September 27, 2006

McDonalds to be sued for misleading advertising

Pelman v. McDonald's Corp.
New York Law Journal
September 22, 2006 - McDonalds Must Answer Complaint Alleging Deception as to Nutritional Benefits of Its Food says judge.

While late-night comedians joked when a New York lawyer filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s in 2002 for making his clients sick and obese, the fast food giant is now finding itself one step closer to the courtroom door. As reported today by the New York Law Journal (sub req’d) regarding the case of two teenagers, known as “Pelman v. McDonald’s”:

Southern District Judge Robert Sweet has refused to grant the company’s latest motion to dismiss, saying that parents of children who are obese and suffered other health problems — allegedly because of McDonald’s food — provided enough specific examples of allegedly misleading advertising to allow the suit to go forward.

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