Sunday, July 01, 2007

Bite into a Starburst--And Sue!



This must be the week of crazy lawsuits--we now have a Michigan woman suing the makers of Starburst candy because--are you ready for this...

The candy is too chewy.

Apparently the gal bit into a lemon Starburst and after three chews, the candy stuck to her teeth and locked her jaw. She now suffers from Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction. She declined any offers from the candy company to pay for her jaw rehabilitation.

As the company lawyer said, you think maybe one could get a clue from the packaging--it does say "Fruit Chews."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

NUTS!! What people would do, to sue for anything they can think of. She will lose because she refused Starbust Co's offer. I will be shocked if she wins...like someone won about a million for a spilled "hot" coffee from McDonalds. Also thank God the judge lost his case with his "lost" pants! It's really pathetic how some people will go to any length to get some moolas!

groovyoldlady said...

I say silence her for good with a Bit-O-Honey!

Dawn Colclasure said...

Man oh man. That is insane. Makes me wonder if she has EVER even had a Starburst candy before in her LIFE! I've had candy stuck to my teeth before, too - but that's part of the fun! :)

CPA Mom said...

Wait, wait, I can blame my TMJ on Starburst? Who knew???? LOL.

(here via Mother Hoodwink, nice to "meet you")

Karen said...

I guess anything is up for a lawsuit nowadays!