San Francisco Judge Tosses Lawsuit Targeting McDonald’s Happy Meals

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Children in California will still be able to get toys with their Happy Meals.

A San Francisco judge has dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit that sought to stop McDonald’s Corp. from using toys to market its meals to children in the Golden State.

The suit had been filed in late 2010 by Monet Parham, a California mother of two, and The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.

The suit had claimed that the world’s biggest hamburger chain was violating consumer protection laws by using toys to lure them to eat nutritionally unbalanced meal. The lawsuit did not seek damages.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest said in a statement that it will discuss whether to appeal the case.



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  • Ray S

    Oh well. Good try though.

  • Clyde

    I have always wondered how the kids of antitoy parents from Mcdonalds turn out.
    Are they the homeless type on the streets or the obese diabetic type.

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