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Re: What a Waste of Time and Money

Posted by: Barry Biggs ( uk ) on June 20, 1997 at 15:55:38:

In Reply to: What a Waste of Time and Money posted by Marty Luning on June 20, 1997 at 11:11:22:

>spearing it? Mcdonalds won at the end of day. Good on them for
>sticking up for themselves. They obviously take slanderous
>allegations very seriously to spend the amount of money on their
>legal representation.

Yes. What surprised me, though was how comprehensive their victory
was. Steel and Morris lost all the main points and all they were left
with was minor points like McDonalds don't pay their workers much
(wow! What a revelation!), that their ads target children and that
some McDonalds suppliers are cruel to animals.

>Pity people like this couple who have nothing
>else better to do than clog up the court system when there are more
>serious matters that need to be heard !

Agreed. It does seem like a complete waste of time on a trivial and
unimportant issue but I suppose at the end of the day McDonalds have
been vindicated and tall tales that had been circulating for years
about them have finally been crushed.

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