USA: What's the beef? Vegetarians sue McDonalds
An Indian-American lawyer has launched a class-action lawsuit against burger behemoth McDonald's , alleging that the company has misled vegetarian consumers for more than ten years over its beefy French fries. Lawyer Harish Bharti, who avoids meat because of his Hindu religion, filed the suit in the King County Superior Court, Seattle, on behalf of the million-strong Hindu community in the US and the country's 15 million vegetarians. He has declined to name the two main plaintiffs in the case, but revealed that he has received many calls from Hindus and vegetarians seeking to sign up to the lawsuit. Bharti has said that anyone who ate the offending fries after 1990 while believing them to be meat free could be party to his suit, and the other suits he plans to file elsewhere in the US.
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