CSPI: McDonald's Happy Meal Lawsuit Will Happen In Next Couple Weeks

With so much attention being paid to San Francisco’s proposed law that would take the toys out of most kids meals, it’s easy to forget that the fast-food haters at the Center for Science In the Public Interest had given McDonald’s 30 days to remove toys from Happy Meals or face a lawsuit. That was back in June. Over 90 days ago. So what happened?

The CSPI’s litigation director says that, while the group obviously didn’t make good on its 30-day ultimatum, the lawsuit is still in the offing.

“Everything takes longer than I think because I am an optimist,” Daily Finance quotes the CSPI lawyer as saying. “It could be next week [when it will be filed], but it’s more likely to be the week after.”

When the plans for the suit were announced in June, the fast food chain’s CEO said, “CSPI is wrong in its assertions and frivolous in its legal threats… CSPI’s twisted characterization of McDonald’s as ‘the stranger in the playground handing out candy to children’ is an insult to every one of our franchisees and employees around the world.”

Anyone want to give odds on whether or not this lawsuit ever sees the light of day?

Health Group Says It Will Sue McDonald’s Over Happy Meals [DailyFinance.com]

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