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    Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    For what it's worth, I can sympathize with this woman. Vette has that condition where your jaw becomes unhinged it it opens too wide or is put in stress. In fact, I had to bring her to the emergency room 2 weeks ago to have them put her jaw back in socket. I can see where someone with that condition could have problems with some types of candies like that. I wonder if the woman had had a Starburst before or if this was her first time. They can be pretty chewy and I know I've had some problems with them at times, enough so that if Vette had tried to chew on them, she probably would have had some problems. I'll say this though, I'm not saying Starburst is at fault for this problem, however, it would probably behoove them to put some sort of disclaimer on their packaging from now on.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Mars Inc. shouldn't get any blame... I understand about the condition, but I can't seem to wrap my mind around how eating something, like a starburst, would be any different than chewing gum or eating green beans, ice cream, cooked carrots, and many other regular foods.
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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Starburst are a bit chewy and sometimes hard...it's best when eating one thats been in your hot car for awhile, it gets a little softer. Same thing with Now or Later. Just don't try it with chocolate!

    The most ridiculous case I've heard is the $54 mil (originally $67 mil) lawsuit against a couple who owned a dry cleaner that lost his pants. Roy L. Pearson, an administrative law judge, lost the case. I felt bad for the couple, this lawsuit went on since 2005.
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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Rus-La View Post
    Mars Inc. shouldn't get any blame... I understand about the condition, but I can't seem to wrap my mind around how eating something, like a starburst, would be any different than chewing gum or eating green beans, ice cream, cooked carrots, and many other regular foods.
    Big, huge difference. In fact, Vette doesn't even eat starburst, now and laters or any other excessively chewy candy for that specific reason. I'll tell you what. Go buy some starbursts and eat them and then eat some ice cream, cooked carrots, green beans and other regular foods and tell me you can't tell the difference.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by qng001 View Post
    The most ridiculous case I've heard is the $54 mil (originally $67 mil) lawsuit against a couple who owned a dry cleaner that lost his pants. Roy L. Pearson, an administrative law judge, lost the case. I felt bad for the couple, this lawsuit went on since 2005.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070625/..._million_pants
    That happened here in DC. This case was all over the talk radio here for over a month, and almost half of the callers here were sympathetic with the judge.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by 9701Dawg View Post
    That happened here in DC. This case was all over the talk radio here for over a month, and almost half of the callers here were sympathetic with the judge.
    Remember you are in DC where everyone lives on hands outs from the real world.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    And this judge has likely seen many plaintiffs get rich off of million-dollar win-falls that he began to think "why not me?"
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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Guisslapp View Post
    And this judge has likely seen many plaintiffs get rich off of million-dollar win-falls that he began to think "why not me?"
    Nevermind, it says he was an administrative law judge.
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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

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    Remember you are in DC where everyone lives on hands outs from the real world.
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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Will she get her money Now or Later? Wait that's another lawsuit.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Damn, my ICEE today was too cold, I got permanate brain freeze. Morris Bart where are you when I need you man.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtydawg View Post
    In fact, Vette doesn't even eat starburst, now and laters or any other excessively chewy candy for that specific reason.
    I think that's the whole point. Vette realizes the issue and avoids it for her own good. This lady thinks that she should be entitled to Starburst candy regardless of her natural condition and sues the company.

    That Vette is pretty sharp. Her taste in husbands is another story.

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    Quote Originally Posted by StrayDawg View Post
    I think that's the whole point. Vette realizes the issue and avoids it for her own good. This lady thinks that she should be entitled to Starburst candy regardless of her natural condition and sues the company.

    That Vette is pretty sharp. Her taste in husbands is another story.
    Do we know whether or not that was the first time the woman had ever had a Starburst? If not, then I agree with you. If she had never had one before, then how should she know to avoid them?

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    Re: Michigan Woman Claims Starburst Candies Are Dangerously Chewy in Lawsuit

    McArthur says she just wants to make sure nobody else meets the same end she did when she decided to indulge her sweetooth.
    "I don't want to see anybody else have to go through what I have gone through from eating a piece of candy that was supposed to be soft chew," she said.

    BS! If that's all she wanted then why sue for the $? I'm sick of idiot warnings on items..I got a new smoker (grill) the other day and it had at least 10 warnings on it such as "Caution: Surfaces hot when in use"....."Caution: Sharp edges may cause injury" .."Caution: This (obviously huge, round, steel barrel with heavy duty attachments) unit is heavy. Do not lift alone". REAAALLLY!! Thank goodness I had these warnings in English and Spanish or I might not have survived the whole process. I wish I had this lady's address, I would send her a free case of Now and Laters for her pain and suffering.
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