“McDonald’s must pay Brazilian manager $17.5K for weight gain”

by Walter Olson on October 29, 2010

An “Only in America” story? Not this time: “A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald’s must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working there for a dozen years.” [AP/USA Today] More: Lowering the Bar.


1 Hans Bader 10.29.10 at 12:34 pm

I lost ten pounds while working at McDonald’s.

A Big Mac is less fatty than Quiche Lorraine. And a heck of a lot healthier than foie gras, which is served at fancy restaurants no one is trying to sue for obesity or weight gain.

The Brazilian court got it wrong in its ruling in this obesity case.

McDonald’s didn’t make this claimant fat.

2 OL fan 10.29.10 at 3:47 pm

The claimant made the claimant fat.

Let’s have some personal responsibility here

3 mike 10.29.10 at 7:05 pm

I think if McDonald’s force fed the food down his mouth, there are liable, otherwise not.

4 Gasman 10.29.10 at 7:41 pm

How much is a brazillion dollars?

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