Nannystaters Now Suing McDonald's Over Happy Meals

Posted: Dec 16, 2010 9:22 AM
Stories like this tempt me to rush out and scarf down a delicious Big Mac, if only to cosmically spite the Center for Science in the Public Interest:

A Sacramento mother and the Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a lawsuit Wednesday against McDonald's Corp., alleging that its practice of giving toys with children's meals is deceptive to children.

The organization had been threatening to sue McDonald's since last summer, claiming that the Happy Meals toys constitute a method of circumventing parental control and teach children unhealthy eating. The complaint, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, also accuses the company of false advertising.

In a call with reporters, Monet Parham, a Sacramento mother of two, said she was bringing the case because of the constant requests for McDonald's Happy Meals.

"Needless to say, my answer was no," Parham said. "And as usual, pouting ensued and a little bit of a disagreement between us. This doesn't stop with one request. It's truly a litany of requests."

Pity Ms. Parham.  She's besieged by "truly a litany" of requests from her daughters (ages 2 and 6) to eat at McDonald's -- and the unhealthiness of the fast food giant's product cruelly compels her to say "no."  The horror!  Thank goodness lawyers got involved to help remedy this catastrophe.

Question for Townhall's resident attorneys: Is there some way for a judge to not only toss out this frivolous suit, but to also order Monet Parham to eat at McDonald's every day for a month?

: Commenter NOTW wonders how long it will take for Gloria Allred to insert herself into this insanity.  Heh.