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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    They could serve little Muslim Unhappy Meals, with little plastic Jihad toys in them.
    some people still dont know the difference between islamist and muslim and never stop insulting all muslims
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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    some people still dont know the difference between islamist and muslim and never stop insulting all muslims
    Not to mention Salifi Qtubists!

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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Again, if you want to IGNORE what was said SPECIFICALLY by the poster and then try to IGNORE the CONTEXT of MY argument and IGNORE how the last definition APPLIES, then I think we are done. It wasn't "something else", it was the central point....and it goes to the broader point that certain people decide when events occur they can post threads to display their attitude toward certain religious/ethnic groups......and others decide to cover for them...rather badly.
    No, I clearly looked at the context of use and what was specifically written by the person you were replying to. But none of that changes that you asserted "muslim" was an ethnicity and that you even attempted to defend this position later on.

    I'm sorry life is so devoid for you that the simple act of being wrong on the internet is giving you such trouble, but that isn't my problem

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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Yeah, there are tons and tons of examples.

    Bottom line is that when, as a business, you say you're going to do something (or are doing something) you're expected to keep your word.

    Personally, I think that's a good standard.
    Yeah, it always amazes me when people make hay about this type of stuff

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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    Not to mention Salifi Qtubists!
    this virus is dangerous
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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    some people still dont know the difference between islamist and muslim and never stop insulting all muslims
    It is really no different than what people do with Christianity when they try to lump everyone together with the part they do not like. I think it more as stupidity than insulting, but to each their own.

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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    It is really no different than what people do with Christianity when they try to lump everyone together with the part they do not like. I think it more as stupidity than insulting, but to each their own.
    l am not one of them l hope
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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    l am not one of them l hope
    Not that I ever recall.

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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    $700K because sandwiches were not prepared as advertised just seems excessive to me regardless of how many people ate them.

    Plus, I just don't believe many kept halal so thoroughly as to make this a real offense.
    Well it is suppose to act as a deterrent for companies. You can't hit them up for 20,000 and expect them to change their business practices.
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    Re: Deal approved in Muslims' suit against McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    When I said (above) that this settlement "sounded fair" to me I meant in relation to other false advertising settlements/judegements.

    Just as a single example, Sketchers (the shoe company) settled for $45 million dollars because their "Shape Up" sandals didn't live up to the advertising claim that wearers would lose weight "without stepping foot in the gym".

    You might find that excessive too, and I guess as far as it goes there's really nothing wrong with that, it's just your opinion after all so no big deal.

    But I think we have a pretty clear standard in this country that if you market a product, and in doing so make claims that the product does not live up to, you're going to be held accountable for that (or at least, the potential exists that you will).

    I simply think that $700K when we're talking about a relatively small population suing over a relatively inexpensive product is "fair" in comparison to a larger class suing over a more expensive product and getting $45 million.
    I think there is a pretty big difference between a product which doesn't do at all what is advertised and another that is simply made differently than advertised. I'm not saying that this franchise should be let off the hook completely but I think $700K is excessive and doubt if anyone was really hurt by it in the end.


    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    McDonald's market research had to have told them that advertising the food as halal was advisable otherwise they wouldn't have done it.

    Whether or not people actually kept halal, or whether they simply told the folks running the focus group, polls, and surveys that they kept halal because it made them feel good about themselves is kinda immaterial.

    Once McDonalds made that promise to consumers (that their food was halal), regardless of how they came to make the decision, they were obligated to live up to it.
    Each McDonald's location is privately owned and I find it pretty doubtful that this franchise did any market research but that's not really the point.

    You have to prove damages in any lawsuit. The damage in this case would be the customers' strict halal lifestyle interrupted because of false advertising and I'm just not sure how much I believe that actually happened.

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