Friday, August 24, 2001

It wouldn't be America if somebody didn't sue. A few days ago I neglected to report that several employees of McDonald's and their marketing firm, Simon Marketing Inc., were arrested for having fixed their last few million dollar games ("Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and Monopoly). All in all, the employee's "won" about $13 million.

But, that's not the end of the story. Fearing that McCustomers "would not have gone to McDonald's as often as they did," or that "they would have ordered a regular-size fries instead of a super-size," Chicago lawyer Aron Robinson has filed a class action suit against McDonald's and Simon.

Excuse me for putting the damper on a good deep-pockets lawsuit, but since when are companies responsible for actions taken against them by criminals? McDonald's has fired Simon Marketing, they've each fired the people implicated, who are all now in jail, McDonald's worked with authorities in catching the ring and there's been no suggestion that the fix was company policy. Where's their liability?

Sorry, this just seemed a little silly to me. And, I know you all rely on me to cover all McDonald's related news.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Twitter Feed