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    Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    This might be the most common sense I've ever heard out of a judge in my 28 years of life...

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    Sarcastically, judge tosses KFC trans fat lawsuit
    POSTED: 6:09 p.m. EDT, May 2, 2007
    Story Highlights
    • Federal judge tosses out lawsuit against Kentucky Fried Chicken
    • Doctor alleged KFC didn't tell consumers it cooked with trans fats
    • Judge sarcastically notes fact that fried foods are fatty is no surprise
    • KFC announced Monday that 5,500 restaurants have stopped using trans fats


    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought by a doctor who accused KFC of not telling customers that it used trans fats to fry its chicken.

    In an occasionally sarcastic opinion, U.S. District Judge James Robertson said Dr. Arthur Hoyte could not show that he was harmed by KFC's use of the artery-clogging fats.

    That was enough to doom the lawsuit, but Robertson also noted other flaws in the case.

    "While it might be appropriate for this court to find, as a matter of law, that the consumption of fat -- including trans fat -- is indeed within the reasonable expectations of the consumers of fried chicken and french fries prepared in fast food kitchens, it is not necessary for me to reach that question," Robertson wrote.

    And in response to Hoyte's claim that customers have a growing understanding of the dangers of trans fats, Robertson wrote: "If consumers are increasingly aware of trans fat, where do they expect to find it if not in fast food restaurants?"

    Nonetheless, customers won't find trans fats in KFC's chicken anymore, according to the restaurant chain.

    KFC's parent company, Kentucky-based Yum Brands Inc., announced Monday that all 5,500 of its U.S. restaurants have stopped frying chicken in artery-clogging trans fat.

    The company had said in October that it was switching to a new soybean oil believed to be less likely to cause heart disease. The lawsuit was filed last year, before the change.


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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    there, my friends, is a common sense judge using reason and logic to make a decision.

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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    People are so stupid. They sue over anything anymore. Like the lady who burned herself on Mcdonalds coffee because it didnt say it was hot. Figure that one out. I honestly feel bad for these large corporations who get sued every five minutes over something stupid. Its yet another reason why things cost so much.



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    People are so stupid.
    You could have ended your post there. All the additional exposition wasn't necessary.



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    How about suing a dry cleaner for $67 Million over a $800 pair of pants?? Mental suffering because he can't wear his favorite suit on his first day as a judge? BOO-Freaking-HOO!!

    ABC News: $67 Million Lawsuit: Lawyer Sues Dry Cleaners for Lost Trousers


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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    How about suing a dry cleaner for $67 Million over a $800 pair of pants?? Mental suffering because he can't wear his favorite suit on his first day as a judge? BOO-Freaking-HOO!!

    ABC News: $67 Million Lawsuit: Lawyer Sues Dry Cleaners for Lost Trousers

    Now that IS rediculous! Everyone wants to get paid$$$$



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    Quote Originally Posted by psycln11 View Post
    How about suing a dry cleaner for $67 Million over a $800 pair of pants?? Mental suffering because he can't wear his favorite suit on his first day as a judge? BOO-Freaking-HOO!!

    ABC News: $67 Million Lawsuit: Lawyer Sues Dry Cleaners for Lost Trousers
    If this guy is stupid enough to spend $800 on a pair of pants that I can buy for $50, then I really question the mental suffering because he obviously don't use his "mental" to think logically, so I doubt he can suffer. Did they have a picture of him in the article with "SUCKER" tattooed on his forehead?

    Maybe I should get the guys name and buy a $50 pair of the same pants and wear them once, then get a hold of this nutcase and tell him I only wore them once so I will sell them to him for $200 to ease his pain.



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    I woke up this morning thinking, "gee, I could really use some extra cash in my pocket, who can I sue?!"



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    We also can sue the media for causing mass depression for the people. They only talk about the bad news. That should be worth millions to all the poor sufferers.

    Then we can sue the EIU fans who have also caused suffering whenerver we trek to Iowa City.

    This is why we have more lawyers than rest of world combined. It is a major occupation.


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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    What would be funny is if 1000's of people bought some cheap jeans and sent them to his house to agrivate him. We shouldnt let people like this get away with such stupid things. It is an absolute mockery of our judicial system.



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    Quote Originally Posted by CyGal View Post
    I woke up this morning thinking, "gee, I could really use some extra cash in my pocket, who can I sue?!"
    I know of a certain website owner who you could sue for ' mental pain and suffering' every time the site crashes or has a server change.

    Then again, I'm not too sure on how beneficial that would be for YOU to sue him, but hey it's a thought.



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    Man, I could go for some KFC buffet right about now. Out here in the west they don't believe in those...just regular, overpriced meals



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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    maybe I can sue the state of Nebraska for its mere existence and the suffering it causes on the long, painful, agonizingly boring drive between CO and Iowa. Neb. lawyers would then deflect the blame onto planet earth for the plate tectonics and erosion that resulted in its flatness.

    seriously Clonies, folks in the white house say they (the terrorists) hate us for our freedom, perhaps they do, but I think it's more than that. I honestly think they hate us partially for our stupidity as displayed in the stories shared on this page. The population has become nothing but a bunch of walking "victims" that cannot take responsibility and accountability for their own actions.


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    Re: Uh, you should expect fat in your KFC, judge says

    Quote Originally Posted by bostinelosd View Post
    They sue over anything anymore. Like the lady who burned herself on Mcdonalds coffee because it didnt say it was hot. Figure that one out.
    Not to completely derail this thread, but McDonalds served their coffee between 180 and 190 degrees, a temperature that causes third degree burns after about 5 seconds of contact, and over 20 degrees hotter than any other coffee establishment in Albuquerque (If the coffee was at 160 degrees, it would take around 20 seconds to cause a third degree burn.) Between 1982 and 1992 McDonalds had received over 700 complaints of people who had been burnt by the coffee, but decided to keep the coffee at that temperature. It did say that it was hot, and that's not really what the lawsuit was about. The 79-year-old lady who needed skin grafting in certain areas that I didn't know they did skin grafting originally just asked for her medical bills (somewhere between $11,000 and $20,000.) You don't think that McDonalds, who knew their behavior was creating a substantial risk and yet pushed ahead, should have to at least pay for the harm their actions created?

    I'm not arguing that there aren't ridiculous lawsuits out there. There are a ton of them. But most of them, like the KFC trans fat one, get tossed out early on in the process. I'm also not saying that the "hot coffee lady" deserves billions of dollars just for getting burned. I just don't know why she's become the posterchild for frivolous lawsuits.



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