Michael van der Galien

Girl Spends $5,000 to Fight McDonald’s Lawyers

Posted on January 25 2010 9:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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by Bob McCarty

Three recent headlines convinced me that the Happy Meal® has been replaced with the Politically-Correct Meal® at your neighborhood McDonald’s®.

Recently, I came across the story of Lauren McClucky, a big-hearted 19-year-old who lives in the Chicago area and has been using “McFest” as the name for her charitable concerts that raise $30,000 for Special Olympics® in 2007 and 2008. It was only when she decided to trademark the effort in 2009 that the Oak Brook, Ill.-based restaurant chain “lawyered up” against her. As a result, she’s had to spend some $5,000 — about half of the proceeds from the 2009 concert — on legal fees.

Read more at Bob McCarty Writes.

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