1. Monika Samaan Vs. KFC:
In 2012, An Australian judge has ordered KFC to pay 8 million Australian dollars ($8.3 million USD) to the family of a Sydney girl who was left brain damaged after eating a chicken wraps. According the family of Samaan, the then 7-year-old girl contracted salmonella poisoning from a KFC chicken wrap in 2005. Samaan was in a coma for months and is left with brain damage. KFC denied responsibility and plans to appeal.
Obney sued Taco Bell after she claimed that the fast food giant was filling tacos and burritos with non-real beef “beef seasoning”. She later withdrew her claim against the Mexican fast food chain. Taco Bell issued a $3-4 million dollar advertising campaign to combat negative publicity.
3. McDonald’s (1990):
Lawsuit was brought against this fast good giant in the early 1990s. This case involved having beef inside French Fries, which were advertised as vegetarian. The case was brought to the public eye after McDonald’s released a press release discussing how it cooked the French fries in 100% vegetable oil. There was another letter that emerged to a customer specifying that the French fries were vegetarian.
4. Liabeck vs. McDonald’s:
Stella Liabeck from Albuquerque, New Mexico sued McDonald’s after suffering third degree burns from hot coffee she spilled on herself at the drive-thru in 1992. Both parties settled for an undisclosed amount. This was an example of frivolous litigation.
5. John Florio vs. McDonald’s:
John Florio, a police officer in New York was given a Big Mac with one extra ingredient: shard glass. He received cuts to his throat and mouth and also broke his tooth in the process. The culprit was an 18 year old employee. The boy was arrested after an officer noticed him spitting into his food. Florio sued McDonald`s for $5.5 million.
6. David Sheiding vs. Arby`s:
Sheiding sued Arbey`s in 2005 after he found an inch long flesh in his sandwich. He immediately fell ill and health investigators found that the restaurant manager cut his thump when shredding lettuce as to be the cause. Sheiding sued for over $50,000 and rejected settlement from the franchise.
7. Sexual Harassment case in Burger King:
Kaizen Restaurant Inc., which operates a number of Burger King restaurants in Oregon and Washington, had to pay $150,000 and to implement preventative measures to resolve harassment lawsuit. A supervisor in one of the stores sexually harassed a teen employee working there.
8. Wendy`s vs. Burger King:
Wendy`s filed a $25 million lawsuit in 1982 against Burger King and its promotion of the Whopper sandwich, which Burger King claimed to be better tasting than Wendy`s. The lawsuit was filed on grounds of false, misleading and deceptive information.
9. Shelly Lynn vs. McDonald`s:
Lynn is suing McDonald`s as she believes the fast food chain lead her to become a prostitute. While working at McDonald`s she met Keith Handley, who owned a company that started the franchise Arroyo Grande. When the two started dating, Handley convinced one of the managers to fire her for insubordination.
10. Francisco Prieto vs. Dominos:
This delivery man was delivering his pizza when 3 men jumped him and also robbed him. The man is now suing Domino`s, because he feels the former employer cruelly denied compensation due to injuries and also fired him 5 months later.