Request Legal Help Now - Free
LAWSUITS NEWS & LEGAL INFORMATION

McDonalds

A $6 million settlement has been reached between McDonalds and members of the vegetarian community.

The lawsuit was filed by the members of the vegetarian community against the fast food giant, claiming that McDonalds deceived consumers in the marketing of their French fries and hash browns by not informing them that they used beef by-products when cooking the potatoe products.

Cook County judge Richard Siebel pronounced the agreement which enabled 24 groups to share in a $10 million settlement. As part of the settlement McDonald's issued an apology and promised to donate $6 million to "vegetarian organizations" that are "dedicat[ed]" to the "values" of "vegetarianism". $3 million additional settlement monies were earmarked for Hindu and Kosher organizations. The members of vegetarian community said that a "vegetarian" is a person who does not eat meat, fish, fowl or any food derived from the flesh of animals. Twenty-three organizations have been awarded $8.6 million. The Attorney representing the vegetarians will receive slightly more than $2 million in fees and costs. [VEG SOURCE]


Legal Help

If you have a similar problem and would like to be contacted by a lawyer at no obligation, please click the link below to submit your complaint.

Published on Jan-9-05


ADD YOUR COMMENT ON THIS ISSUE

Fields marked * are mandatory. Please read our comment guidelines before posting.

*Name:

Note: Your name will be published with your comment.

*Email Address:

Your email will only be used if a response is needed.
*Your Comment:

Are you the defendant or a subject matter expert on this topic with an opposing viewpoint? We'd love to hear your comments here as well, or if you'd like to contact us for an interview please submit your details here.
Request Legal Help Now! - Free