Lawsuits Of The Week

Sutton vs McDonald’s Corporation (PDF) Frank Sutton orders a Mickey D’s Chicken Sandwich on August 8th, 2005. Bites into the sandwich and hot lava grease exploded on his lips. When approached about the matter, the McDonald’s worker says something to the effect of, “This is what happens to the sandwiches when they aren’t drained completely.” Sutton wants $2 mil for his damaged puckers. While that might seem steep, McDonald’s should make be making sure their employees are properly draining the chicken sandwiches.

Lawrence Mann and Robert Stewart Et. Al vs Toshiba (PDF) Class action complaint filed against Toshiba for selling a 1080p output TVs that was incapable of receiving 1080p signal from any source.
Cooper v Samsung (PDF) for the same reason as above. The lawyers at SZAFERMAN, LAKIND, BLUMSTEIN, BLADER & LEHMANN represent both plaintiffs. Pretty clearcut. You can’t advertise a product as having an ability that it doesn’t.

Patterson v. Denny’s Corporation (PDF) A class action against Denny’s for non-compliance with the FACTA legislation requiring no credit card information be fully printed on a receipt– in this case, the expiration date. Companies have had since 2003 to come into compliance with this provision. With identity theft on the rise, it’s important for companies to be held accountable for not following legally mandated credit card security procedures.

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