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Judge Throws Out McDonald's Obesity Suit

I'm slightly amazed, knowing how goofy some of these district courts get, that common sense prevailed. This case never should've gotten as far as it did, and I hope that this serves as a landmark case ot realize just because you do something you shouldn't doesn't mean you're owed restitution from a large corporation because of it.



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#2 Posted on

    Originally posted by Grimis
    Judge Throws Out McDonald's Obesity Suit

    I'm slightly amazed, knowing how goofy some of these district courts get, that common sense prevailed. This case never should've gotten as far as it did, and I hope that this serves as a landmark case ot realize just because you do something you shouldn't doesn't mean you're owed restitution from a large corporation because of it.




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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Judge Throws Out McDonald's Obesity Suit

    I'm slightly amazed, knowing how goofy some of these district courts get, that common sense prevailed. This case never should've gotten as far as it did, and I hope that this serves as a landmark case ot realize just because you do something you shouldn't doesn't mean you're owed restitution from a large corporation because of it.


yup. Now if we could go back and get those tobacco company lawsuits reversed (no, really, I had NO IDEA! These things were addictive and caused health problems. NONE AT ALL!!!), all would be much better in the world. MCDonalds is a good step though.
Didn't know McDonald's food was fattening. Sheesh...



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"Saying the law is not intended to protect people from their own excesses, a federal judge threw out a class-action lawsuit Wednesday that blamed McDonald's food for obesity, diabetes and other health problems in children."

OMG, personal responsibility? This goes against the past decade of judicial convention. One can only hope that this ruling can FINALLY stem the tide of stupid lawsuits.



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I'm waiting for some activist to proclaim this judge should be impeached or removed from the bench immediately. How dare common sense become intertwined with the American Legal System. A precedent like this could cost some lawyer a Mercedes payment in the future, and that would be a tragedy of epic proportions.



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#6 Posted on

    Originally posted by Grimis
    Judge Throws Out McDonald's Obesity Suit

    I'm slightly amazed, knowing how goofy some of these district courts get, that common sense prevailed. This case never should've gotten as far as it did, and I hope that this serves as a landmark case ot realize just because you do something you shouldn't doesn't mean you're owed restitution from a large corporation because of it.



Holy Crap! Something I agree with you on.



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Daily News

If you read this from the NY Daily News, check out the quote in the last paragraph:

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"I don't think it's fair," said Hazem Tawfik, of Islip Terrace, L.I., whose son Julian, 14, weighs 380 pounds. "If somebody is selling something that can have a harmful effect, they should at least alert people, just like the warning on a cigarette package. Particularly if you are dealing with kids."
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WTF? This is a responsible parent? Your 14 year old kid eats McDonalds food and weighs 380? When the 14 year old got to 280, wouldn't it have been wise at least at that point to say "Hmmm. I think Julian should start eating some fucking salads and veggies instead of the Big Macs." I just don't get it. I know what my son eats every day. Does he eat McD's? Once in awhile. I make sure he gets healthy food too. 380 lbs. At what weight did they discover that his McD's diet wasn't working? Didn't they smell the special sauce on his breath?

Hazem Tawfik of Islip Terrace, I hope someone from DYFS with a brain is reading the Daily News you tool.

(edited by jfkfc on 23.1.03 0913)


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I agree with jfkfc. There was no sense of responsibility taken on the part of the parent (or at 14 years old, the kid). It's merely attempting to shift the blame to someone else. Hey, I have a fat ass too (nowhere near 380, but big nonetheless), and I don't think the junk food that I ate is to blame for any of it. It's my own fault for not stopping eating junk food. No one held a gun to McDonalds' heads, Arbys' heads, Taco Bells' heads and forced them to force me to eat their food.



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    Originally posted by jfkfc
    Daily News

    If you read this from the NY Daily News, check out the quote in the last paragraph:

    =====
    "I don't think it's fair," said Hazem Tawfik, of Islip Terrace, L.I., whose son Julian, 14, weighs 380 pounds. "If somebody is selling something that can have a harmful effect, they should at least alert people, just like the warning on a cigarette package. Particularly if you are dealing with kids."
    =====

    WTF? This is a responsible parent? Your 14 year old kid eats McDonalds food and weighs 380? When the 14 year old got to 280, wouldn't it have been wise at least at that point to say "Hmmm. I think Julian should start eating some fucking salads and veggies instead of the Big Macs." I just don't get it. I know what my son eats every day. Does he eat McD's? Once in awhile. I make sure he gets healthy food too. 380 lbs. At what weight did they discover that his McD's diet wasn't working? Didn't they smell the special sauce on his breath?

    Hazem Tawfik of Islip Terrace, I hope someone from DYFS with a brain is reading the Daily News you tool.

    (edited by jfkfc on 23.1.03 0913)



As Chef once said, "That boy needs to walk his ass around the block a few times."

This is right up there with the lady who spilled coffee on her lap and got a buttload of money from McD's. I'm happy the judge had the sack to throw this out. Personal responsibility... what a concept.

(edited by mountinman44 on 23.1.03 1203)


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    Originally posted by mountinman44
    This is right up there with the lady who spilled coffee on her lap and got a buttload of money from McD's.
Actually, the "coffee spilling" case had some merit. I did a paper on this case in college and learned quite a bit between fact and fiction.

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    Originally posted by Pool-Boy

      Originally posted by Grimis
      Judge Throws Out McDonald's Obesity Suit

      I'm slightly amazed, knowing how goofy some of these district courts get, that common sense prevailed. This case never should've gotten as far as it did, and I hope that this serves as a landmark case ot realize just because you do something you shouldn't doesn't mean you're owed restitution from a large corporation because of it.


    yup. Now if we could go back and get those tobacco company lawsuits reversed (no, really, I had NO IDEA! These things were addictive and caused health problems. NONE AT ALL!!!), all would be much better in the world. MCDonalds is a good step though.
    Didn't know McDonald's food was fattening. Sheesh...



the biggest difference between a bic mac and tabacco is that tabacco is addictive...but i see the point you were trying to convey




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    Originally posted by jfkfc

      Originally posted by mountinman44
      This is right up there with the lady who spilled coffee on her lap and got a buttload of money from McD's.
    Actually, the "coffee spilling" case had some merit. I did a paper on this case in college and learned quite a bit between fact and fiction.

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That was informative. I always knew that there had to be more to that case. Now if I only I didn't have to read about stupid shit like the show Jackass being sued by a man who legally changed his name to Jack Ass over defamation of character.



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This case was just stoopid. How in the name of god do you not know that a diet of burgers and chips is unhealthy. What next, do we sue Sony for making the Playstaion addictive thus preventing us doing any exercise?

At least I could almost understand the logic in the tobacco case. If someone got addicted to smoking before warnings were compulsary they may have had some sort of case. But even then, it is still possible to stop. Not easy but very much possible.

I'd far sooner see some law introduced to prevent people thick enough not to know the consequences of eating 3 square McD's a day from ever having children. It can be of no benefit to the world in general.



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