McDonald's targeted in obesity lawsuit

Funny story written by Mongrel

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

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The US fast food industry and health campaigners are watching closely a lawsuit filed on behalf of several obese teenagers who claim the fast-food company McDonald's is responsible for making them fat.

The lawsuit, filed by lawyer Samuel Hirsch in a Manhattan federal court, alleges that McDonald's violated New York state's consumer fraud statutes by deliberately misleading consumers into thinking their cheeseburgers and other products were healthy and nutritious.

It says the company did not adequately provide information on the health risks associated with fast food, and the children developed health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity from eating its products.

McDonald's has asked the court to dismiss the case, and a spokesman said that customers were always asked if they wanted to go large before completing any sale.

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