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Posted by: j Greenberg on January 20, 19100 at 18:54:01:

In Reply to: Re: I think McDonalds have been abused! posted by Steven on June 19, 1997 at 21:34:05:

: > McDonalds. Bullies? Surely it is not correct,

: Look at the facts - McDonald's have a long history of abusing the legal system to bully critics and other companies.

: > in a democratic country, that anyone should have the right to gain
: > credence by losing in court action against anyone else, big or small.
: The McLibel 2 haven't gained credence for lossing - get real!
: The verdict demonstrates what we already knew - that the legal system
: is biased towards those with money and influence.

: > If that is the case, maybe I could falsely accuse the pair of them of
: > some heinous crime and then ride on the swell of media publicity when
: > they are found innocent.

: The evidence in the trial vindicated the critisisms and if you think that Bell's judgement means that McDonald's is innocent of the accusations then you really need to open you eyes and read a little about the UK libel laws.

Why did McDonald's pay all of the legal fees for both side then?

McSpotlight: Probably because they didn't have the power not to; and they didn't want to turn a PR disaster into a complete catastrophe.

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