McDonald's has filed a motion to get a class action suit focused on Happy Meal toys dismissed, reports Reuters
. Plaintiff Monet Parham, represented by the nutrition advocacy group Center for Science in the
Public Interest, filed a suit in December alleging that McDonald's is violating Calfornia's consumer protection laws by using toys to "lure" children to eat Happy Meals that are unhealthy for them.
McDonald's' filing counters that parents can simply prohibit their children from eating Happy Meals, and that its advertising is not misleading. The suit is attempting to make it an unfair
trade practice for any company to advertise to children "any product that a child asks for but the parent does not want to buy," the company maintained.