Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Meal Suit Tossed by California Judge

Posted By on Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 11:27 AM

A San Francisco judge has ruled that California children should still get toys with their Happy Meals.

A proposed class-action lawsuit claimed that McDonald's was violating consumer protection laws and exploiting children's vulnerability to lure children to "nutritionally unbalanced meals" with toys. The suit was filed by a California mother of two and The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group. The group called the use of toys to market food a "predatory practice that undermined parents, caused rifts in families and harmed kids' health."

The suit was dismissed by San Francisco County Judge Richard Kramer April 4.

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