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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Michigan woman sues Starburst for being chewy

Seriously, I have had it up to here with these ridiculous lawsuits.

From Fox News:

Starburst Fruit Chews are exactly as their name would indicate: chewy. But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.

Victoria McArthur, of Romero, Mich., is suing Starbursts' parent company, Mars Inc., for more than $25,000 for "permanent personal injuries" she claims she sustained after biting into one of their yellow candy in 2005.

"I don't know, maybe about 3 chews and it literally locked my jaw … and it just literally pulled my jaw out of joint," she told MyFoxDetroit.com.

McArthur's lawyer, Brian Muawad, says the candies caused her to develop a condition known as temporal mandibular joint dysfunction. McArthur says she has had trouble chewing, talking and sleeping since the incident.

McArthur says she just wants to make sure nobody else meets the same end she did when she decided to indulge her sweetooth.

"I don't want to see anybody else have to go through what I have gone through from eating a piece of candy that was supposed to be soft chew," she said.

So basically, she had a few Starbursts, her jaw got kinda sore, and a light bulb went off. To their own credit, Mars told the woman to blow off, and refused to settle. The suit is going to court, where it can waste thousands of our taxpayer dollars.


Don_cos said...

Stupid is as stupid does, and she is stupid!