A federal appeals court has given parents who blamed McDonald's for their children's obesity a ray of hope for their lawsuit. The 2nd Circuit has reinstated claims that McDonald's violated a section of New York state's Consumer Protection Act by engaging in deceptive advertising over the health benefits of its fast food. The case drew national attention when it was first filed, with some critics viewing the suit as an example of a culture of litigation and victimhood.
Part of Parents' Obesity Suit Against McDonalds Revived
New York Law Journal
January 26, 2005