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2021-10-30 5:21:52 PM  
This guy should have his license taken away.
 
2021-10-30 5:21:53 PM  
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2021-10-30 5:22:29 PM  
Good, we need to keep corporate weasels in check.
 
2021-10-30 5:27:31 PM  

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2021-10-30 5:28:44 PM  

daffy: This guy should have his license taken away.


I like that he's calling companies out, and that publicizes the shortcomings of products.
 
2021-10-30 5:31:42 PM  
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2021-10-30 5:34:07 PM  
It seems scummy on the surface,  it the reality is that corporations will skim, trim, and outright fake anything they can to provide the absolute minimum product for the maximum price, often called "shrinkflation". And we're talking serious money, as in billions every year added to the bottom lines of Unilever, etc., for selling...nothing. Literally nothing.

Good for him. I'd rather see a shyster get the money and deny some middle manager at Kraft a bigger bonus. It isn't like the consumers are actually going to get to keep more of their money or as if the products will stop being trimmed down even further.
 
2021-10-30 5:35:00 PM  
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2021-10-30 5:37:33 PM  

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And only one of them works over water!
 
2021-10-30 5:39:24 PM  
If he's a dessert lawyer, does he also do torte cases?
 
2021-10-30 5:39:40 PM  
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2021-10-30 5:40:35 PM  
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2021-10-30 5:42:06 PM  
Make anything idiot-proof and the world will build a better idiot.

/ not what this guy deals with, but people being dumb is what corporate weasels count on.
 
2021-10-30 5:44:27 PM  
Sheehan says that his goal with the Pop-Tart case, and all his others, isn't money - but rather, he wants companies to market their products honestly.
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2021-10-30 5:45:06 PM  

lindalouwho: daffy: This guy should have his license taken away.

I like that he's calling companies out, and that publicizes the shortcomings of products.


He sued Tostitos for their "Hint of lime" chips not having enough lime.  Not no lime, but not enough.
 
2021-10-30 5:46:24 PM  
Strawberry Pop-Tarts are evil, and should be forbidden throughout the world... but brown sugar and cinnamon Pop-Tarts are delicious when eaten cold out of the box.
 
2021-10-30 5:46:51 PM  
I hope he goes after these bastards next:

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2021-10-30 5:48:48 PM  

cyberspacedout: If he's a dessert lawyer, does he also do torte cases?


Lots of attorneys deal with torte reform.
 
2021-10-30 5:48:54 PM  
I was waiting for a single food article.

And I got this.

G...........ood gravy what does it take in this place to get a decent non-Claire food article??
 
2021-10-30 5:49:01 PM  
this guys a farking dickhead, and we can thank him for price increases to offset the costs of this garbage.
 
2021-10-30 5:55:30 PM  

WhippingBoi: I hope he goes after these bastards next:

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Not enough grapes? Or not enough nuts?
 
2021-10-30 5:57:05 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: WhippingBoi: I hope he goes after these bastards next:

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Not enough grapes? Or not enough nuts?


- no grapes
- no nuts
- just sadness
 
2021-10-30 5:58:22 PM  
Is it good thing I always get the apple ones. Ain't nobody ripping me off!
 
2021-10-30 5:58:39 PM  

phedex: this guys a farking dickhead, and we can thank him for price increases to offset the costs of this garbage.


So, you're blaming the lawyer for calling out misleading advertising in food products, and not the companies who are deliberately misleading you with their advertising? The same ones who would be the ones actually raising the prices you're complaining about?

SMH
 
2021-10-30 6:00:29 PM  
this guy is farking right

//farking Quaker Oats and their "BLUEBERRY flavor" oatmeal that contains apples and blue dye
 
2021-10-30 6:03:12 PM  
Sheehan says that his goal with the Pop-Tart case, and all his others, isn't money - but rather, he wants companies to market their products honestly.

When someone is making money doing something, and telling you it's not about the money, you can be damn sure it's about the money.
 
2021-10-30 6:09:02 PM  
Sitting here today and seeing all the press that has been given to this issue, knowing that education is the best way to help consumers not be deceive

I don't understand why people so fervently believe in hypercapitalism like this. Like people want to be educated about all the different kinds of farking prepackaged foods and have to think constantly about what they're chucking in their shopping cart instead of JUST NOT BEING LIED TO

//even if we're educated, there's barely any competition, anyway, because like 5 companies own everything and put pretend brands on their products
 
2021-10-30 6:14:50 PM  

capn' fun: It seems scummy on the surface,  it the reality is that corporations will skim, trim, and outright fake anything they can to provide the absolute minimum product for the maximum price, often called "shrinkflation". And we're talking serious money, as in billions every year added to the bottom lines of Unilever, etc., for selling...nothing. Literally nothing.

Good for him. I'd rather see a shyster get the money and deny some middle manager at Kraft a bigger bonus. It isn't like the consumers are actually going to get to keep more of their money or as if the products will stop being trimmed down even further.


The system needs "shysters" like him. He's doing nothing dishonest, yet holding major corporations accountable for their lying. It's one of those things that seems trivial until you really think about it. He's not even a necessary evil, because nothing he's doing is wrong.

If I could talk to him, I'd tell him that the more people say what he does is frivolous, the more likely it is that they benefit from corporate dishonesty.
 
2021-10-30 6:19:09 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Sheehan says that his goal with the Pop-Tart case, and all his others, isn't money - but rather, he wants companies to market their products honestly.

When someone is making money doing something, and telling you it's not about the money, you can be damn sure it's about the money.


Exactly.  This guy isn't doing this from some altruistic slant.   One part of the article noted that there was a suit against jello because the pudding said it had milk in it, but his argument was that it was skim milk.  and whoo golly jeeze, the class action suit means consumers might get a dollar back in the mail!  while he averages a few hundred grand for each settlement.

its literally someone who's bored, looking for the most minute technicality on a label that no one could give a shiat about.   Maybe his next one can go after the manufacturers of black pepper because its actually a dark shade of gray.
 
2021-10-30 6:22:08 PM  

cartmans_evil_twin: lindalouwho: daffy: This guy should have his license taken away.

I like that he's calling companies out, and that publicizes the shortcomings of products.

He sued Tostitos for their "Hint of lime" chips not having enough lime.  Not no lime, but not enough.


Ok, one dud noted.
 
2021-10-30 6:22:37 PM  
Hopefully he's building up a war chest with his settlements so far, so that he can get some real results against more serious offenders of false advertising ... like insurance companies.

We can also hope he does some some good in the food world, but he's got some work to do to get up to the level of Mark Pollack who helped rid us of silver dragees, those tiny silver BBs that people put on cookies although they're not safe for human consumption.

Unfortunately, licorice isn't bio-accumulative, so he can't rid of us that yet. (but it *can* kill you)
 
2021-10-30 6:25:55 PM  

MythDragon: Sheehan says that his goal with the Pop-Tart case, and all his others, isn't money - but rather, he wants companies to market their products honestly.
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Then he should donate all his ill-gotten gains to charity. He's in it for the bucks, just like all of them. 

Here is an example:

Wells Fargo got in a pinch for not refunding over-payment on GAP insurance for vehicles paid of early. Besides the settlement, lawyers are asking for $23,100,000 in legal fees and expenses up to $500,000. Victims will get very little.
 
2021-10-30 6:29:56 PM  
Question. Say you are arrested for something. How do you find a worthwhile lawyer? Your resources are very limited when in jail.
 
2021-10-30 6:30:03 PM  

WhippingBoi: Anderson's Pooper: WhippingBoi: I hope he goes after these bastards next:

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Not enough grapes? Or not enough nuts?

- no grapes
- no nuts
- just sadness


The manufacturer has two stories as to why it's called Grape Nuts.
1. The cereal looks likes grape seeds or "grape nuts".
2. The creator was shiatty in his knowledge of chemistry and had faulty taste buds. He thought that glucose was called "grape sugar" and it was formed during the cereal baking process, and that the cereal tasted like toasted nuts. Neither are correct.

Or he needed a name that would sell cereal that has the hardness of gravel, the texture of kitty litter granules, and a blandly nutty flavor that really isn't made better by any means.
 
2021-10-30 6:31:52 PM  

WhippingBoi: Anderson's Pooper: WhippingBoi: I hope he goes after these bastards next:

[i5.wal.co image 450x450]

Not enough grapes? Or not enough nuts?

- no grapes
- no nuts
- just sadness


and gravel.
 
2021-10-30 6:33:24 PM  
"prolificacy"

There is no word "prolificacy".

"Profligacy" is the word.

First they came for the telephone operators. Then, the secretaries. Then, the editors.
 
2021-10-30 6:39:30 PM  

yakmans_dad: "prolificacy"

There is no word "prolificacy".

"Profligacy" is the word.

First they came for the telephone operators. Then, the secretaries. Then, the editors.


The English language died of shame on Aug. 21, 2011.
https://www.iol.co.za/saturday-star/english-finally-dyes-of-shame-1192356
 
2021-10-30 6:40:21 PM  
This lawyer ought to sue the maker of Girl Scout cookies.
Why? Because the cookies are not made out of Girl Scouts.
 
2021-10-30 6:43:39 PM  

Nick el Ass: Strawberry Pop-Tarts are evil, and should be forbidden throughout the world... but brown sugar and cinnamon Pop-Tarts are delicious when eaten cold out of the box.


Butter on a Pop Tart - Peter and Quagmire [HD]
Youtube o5QgxrR1asc
 
2021-10-30 6:46:47 PM  

Russ1642: [Fark user image image 610x435]


Now its dark.
 
2021-10-30 6:47:29 PM  

Saturn5: yakmans_dad: "prolificacy"

There is no word "prolificacy".

"Profligacy" is the word.

First they came for the telephone operators. Then, the secretaries. Then, the editors.

The English language died of shame on Aug. 21, 2011.
https://www.iol.co.za/saturday-star/english-finally-dyes-of-shame-1192356


American is live and kickin is 🔥. Dunno wat you u talkin bout.
 
2021-10-30 6:49:05 PM  
I'm not going to shed any tears for giant corporations being legally molested repeatedly. On the other hand, does anyone seriously believe that things like Strawberry Pop Tarts have anything other than horrible ingredients in them?
 
2021-10-30 6:51:16 PM  

FarkingChas: Question. Say you are arrested for something. How do you find a worthwhile lawyer? Your resources are very limited when in jail.


You get a phone call, call someone who will find you a good lawyer
 
2021-10-30 6:52:40 PM  

KiltedBastich: phedex: this guys a farking dickhead, and we can thank him for price increases to offset the costs of this garbage.

So, you're blaming the lawyer for calling out misleading advertising in food products, and not the companies who are deliberately misleading you with their advertising? The same ones who would be the ones actually raising the prices you're complaining about?

SMH


Every time I am baffled at these jokers willing to white knight huge corporations for no valid reason whatsoever.
If it costs too much eat something else.
Let me know when he does the same about an actual life saving product.
 
2021-10-30 6:53:19 PM  

moothemagiccow: this guy is farking right

//farking Quaker Oats and their "BLUEBERRY flavor" oatmeal that contains apples and blue dye


Or VH plum sauce that is mostly pumpkin.
 
2021-10-30 7:01:19 PM  
Personally I like what this guy is doing.

Every time another brand of tortilla chips puts out a "lime" flavor, I check the ingredients for lime juice, not lime peel. Since Fresh & Easy shut down, the only place I can get lime chips is at Chipotle's.

And don't get me started about the lack of any actual cherries in a Little Debbie pie.
 
2021-10-30 7:03:02 PM  
I'm gonna sue because animal crackers have no animals in them, and oyster crackers have no oysters in them. I was lied to all these years, and it caused sadness, grief and mental issues when I found out the truth. Only money will make me whole again.
 
2021-10-30 7:03:22 PM  
I can only eat strawberry Pop Tarts because my daughter will eat all of any other flavor I like.
Next you are going to tell some crazy thing like there are no captains in my Captain Crunch.
 
2021-10-30 7:12:28 PM  

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Don't need to count each blueberry. Just weigh them.
 
2021-10-30 7:17:40 PM  

cartmans_evil_twin: lindalouwho: daffy: This guy should have his license taken away.

I like that he's calling companies out, and that publicizes the shortcomings of products.

He sued Tostitos for their "Hint of lime" chips not having enough lime.  Not no lime, but not enough.


If he won, then that means however much line they had in there wasn't enough for a judge and jury to be convinced there was a hint.

If he lost, who cares? You're not on Frito-Lays payroll.
 
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