January 25, 2011, - 6:42 pm
When you buy fast food, isn’t it assumed that the emphasis is more on fast and less on food? Apparently not in the case of Amanda Obney of California, the latest person trying to shake down a restaurant chain for quick cash.
Obney and her lawyer, Jackie Chiles, er . . . W. Daniel “Dee” Miles III of the Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen, filed the dumb lawsuit of the day, accusing Taco Bell of low meat content and protein value in its ground beef taco filling. Um, is this really the stuff of a necessary lawsuit? Is this woman really wronged here? Did it ruin her life when she and her lawyer sought the ingredients for Taco Bell beef filling and determined that only 35% of it is solid material and only 15% of that is protein? Obney and Miles are seeking more than $5 million from Taco Bell. Read the lawsuit complaint.
Jackie Chiles’ Kind of Lawsuit
Um, hellooooo? IT’S. TACO. BELL. It’s not Pritikin.This isn’t the place where you go to get high nutritional value. It’s the aplace potheads and drunks go to get empty calories at 1:00 a.m. Next, someone will be suing Taco Bell for not being legitimate Mexican food, another claim–along with high nutritional content–that Taco Bell has never made.
This is about one thing and one thing only: an easy cash shakedown by Obney and her lawyer, Miles. Named plaintiffs in class action suits, like this one, get large payments, and lawyers make hundreds of thousands of dollars–often millions–for their, um, “work” in these often baseless suits.
And Taco Bell won’t pay the price here. You, the consumer, will. For the record, since I keep kosher, I don’t eat and have never eaten at Taco Bell. But I feel for the fast food chain’s customers who will literally pay the price with higher food prices to pay to settle this absurd suit.
Maybe the restaurant will change its slogan from, “Think Outside the Bun,” to “Think Outside the Sleazy Lawyer’s Office.” Yo Queiro an end to the litigation explosion.
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