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Florida Family Sues McDonald's Over Fries

Oh no! Another fast-food law suit. It's been a busy week. Benihana's dodged their flying shrimp suit. McDonald's was served with a suit earlier this week over blood in their fries. Now the world's largest fast-food chain is being served with yet another.

A Jupiter, Florida family claims that McDonald's french fries caused their 5-year-old daughter to suffer epileptic seizures, ulcers and the autoimmune intestinal disorder Celiac disease. This claim comes shortly after McDonald's announced that their fries had gluten, more fat and allergens. The plaintiff is suing both McDonald's Corp AND the local Jupiter franchisee, Jupiter Festival Ltd. for misleading them in saying that McDonald's fries did not have gluten.

Ft. Lauderdale's Sun-Sentinel provides the details:

In Palm Beach Circuit Court, Mark and Theresa Chimiak seek damages for claims of product liability, negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation and violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The Chimiaks' suit claims that McDonald's fries contain gluten despite representations by the restaurant that its fries were gluten-free and safe for people with gluten allergies.


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