A lawsuit against fastfood giant McDonald’s that claimed that the chain was responsible for children’s obesity has been dismissed by a federal judge.

US District Judge Robert Sweet threw out the lawsuit in its entirety, ruling that the plaintiffs did not demonstrate that McDonald’s products involve an unknown danger to the public.

“This opinion is guided by the principle that legal consequences should not attach to the consumption of hamburgers and other fastfood fare unless consumers are unaware of the dangers of eating such food,” Sweet was reported by Reuters as saying.
The lawsuit was brought against the fastfood chain on behalf of several overweight children who ate at two McDonald’s restaurants in the Bronx. One of the plaintiffs is a 14-year-old girl who is 4 foot 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.