McDonald's, Calif. Group Settle Outdoor Smoking Suit

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 2:21 PM EDT) -- An attorney for a consumer group said Thursday his client had reached a settlement with McDonald's Corp. restaurants in California in its suit accusing the fast-food chain of exposing customers and employees to secondhand smoke in outdoor seating areas.

Consumer Advocacy Group Inc. launched a suit Wednesday against McDonald's Restaurants of California Inc. in California state court over the company and its franchisees' alleged violation of Proposition 65, a California law that protects citizens from carcinogens and other hazardous chemicals. It includes tobacco smoke and a...
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