Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over Happy Meal Toys
Back in 2010, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sued McDonald’s over its practice of giving out “Happy Meal” toys. I was (somewhat) sympathetic, but doubted the CSPI would win.
Good news for California kids who like to play with their food. A class-action lawsuit seeking to ban toys in Happy Meals in most parts of California was thrown out on Thursday.
The lawsuit was filed in 2010 by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group, and Monet Parham, listed in the suit as a California mother.
Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer did not give a reason for his decision to throw out the suit.
The judge’s decision does not affect existing regulations on Happy Meal toys in San Francisco and Santa Clara counties.