Chipotle Settlement

A federal court in California approved a $6.5 million settlement with Chipotle in a class action relating to the company’s claims that its food products were “non-GMO” and “GMO free.” The class alleges these claims were misleading because the restaurant’s dairy and meat products were from animals fed with a GMO derived feed and its soft drinks contain corn syrup. 

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Coffee Clash

A federal court in Alabama dismissed a customer’s defamation complaint against the manager of a Dunkin’ Donuts that charged him extra for each pump of flavoring in his coffee order containing “seven creams, seven sugars, seven pumps of French vanilla swirl, and a single pump of caramel swirl.” The court cautioned both parties that “life is too short” to continue their dispute. 

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Chipotle Data Breach

A federal court in Colorado granted final approval of a settlement in a data breach class action against Chipotle. Most class members will receive reimbursement of up to $250 but members who incurred “extraordinary expenses” will receive up to $10,000. All members will “benefit from changes” to Chipotle’s data security practices.  

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Texas Attorney General Demands Records on Chick-Fil-A Vote

The San Antonio City Council’s vote to exclude fast-food chain Chick-fil-A from its airport sparked a lawsuit Monday from Texas Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton, who seeks to force the release of documents that he says would shed light “on the religious bigotry that animated its decision.”

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Worker of the Week

A customer who was slightly injured by a defective soda machine at a McDonald’s claims in court an employee took her into a bathroom to photograph her injuries, and would not let her go until she was photographed topless: “It’s policy,” the employee said, according to the complaint in Multnomah County Court.

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