A San Francisco judge has dismissed a lawsuit that would have banned toys inside Happy Meals at McDonald’s restaurants across the state of California.
The proposed class-action lawsuit was filed in late 2010 by a California mother of two and the consumer advocacy group, The Center for Science and Public Interest.
It claimed McDonald’s used deceptive and fraudulent practices by putting toys inside Happy Meals, luring children into their restaurants to eat unhealthy meals that could lead to obesity.
The lawsuit did not seek damages.
In a statement, The Center for Science in the Public Interest said it will discuss whether to appeal the case.