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A lawsuit claiming that McDonald’s customers were being charged for cheese in their quarter pounder when they didn’t ask for cheese didn’t weigh heavily in court.
A U.S. district judge this month tossed out the lawsuit filed by two South Florida customers, who in May filed $5 million class action lawsuit against the fast food giant over how it charges for one of its signature items: the Quarter Pounder with Cheese, according to the Miami Herald.
The judge granted McDonald’s motion to dismiss the class action complaint “with prejudice,” meaning the two plaintiffs cannot file this suit again, the newspaper reported.
At issue was the plaintiffs’ ability to “state a claim” for their damages — legal language for failing to show they were harmed by paying for cheese — one of the main hurdles they would have had to clear to make headway in their lawsuit, the newspaper reported.
Employers do have latitude in determining whether an employee should be allowed to bring an emotional support animal into the workplace, says an employment law attorney in a blog Wednesday, responding to news reports about a woman who unsuccessfully tried to take her squirrel on a flight.