- McLibel -

So who are the real winners?

Posted by: Paul Nicholls ( lawyer, UK ) on June 20, 1997 at 11:00:47:

Who, you may ask are the real winners?

Mr Justice Bell gave Judgment for McDonalds and dismised the Defendants claim.

Dave Morris and Helen Steel were Ordered to pay damages and spent two and a half years in Court.Funny victory.

I've got no truck with McDonalds and don't personaly like their food, but, by the same token I believe in free speech as long as it's within the confines of the law.Messrs Morris and Steel have factually been found to have been in breach of that.

A 45 page Judgment addresses all of the FACTS, not silly eupanisms entered on this web site by people who can't be bothered to follow the facts that are there to be read.

McDonalds legal fees are a tiny fraction of the massive amount they spend on advertising - do you really think they care they've lost the equivalent of 5,434,782 Big Macs?

So who are the real Winners? Take a guess and let me know if you've got a spare 10,000,000.00 I'd be more than happy to represent you !!!!

In 10 years time many of you will be saying Dave and Helen who? and you'll be saying it over a chicken burger at your latest McDonalds I bet!!!

In 10 years time the real winners will have retired from legal practice spending their legal fees on something I'm sure won't bear any resemblance to a quarter pounder!

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