Happy Meal Suit Tossed by California Judge


A San Francisco judge has ruled that California children should still get toys with their Happy Meals.

A proposed class-action lawsuit claimed that McDonald's was violating consumer protection laws and exploiting children's vulnerability to lure children to "nutritionally unbalanced meals" with toys. The suit was filed by a California mother of two and The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington, D.C.-based consumer advocacy group. The group called the use of toys to market food a "predatory practice that undermined parents, caused rifts in families and harmed kids' health."

The suit was dismissed by San Francisco County Judge Richard Kramer April 4.