More on Blood, Hurst & O'Reardon, One of the Law Firms Behind the Taco Bell Fake-Beef Lawsuit


Of course, it was going to be a big story, the $5 million class-action lawsuit filed in U.S. federal court alleging Taco Bell doesn't sell real beef in its tacos. And most stories focus on the Alabama-based law firm representing plaintiff Amanda Obney: Beasley, Allen, Crow, Mehvin, Portis & Miles. But no one has yet noted the specialty of the other law firm involved, the San Diego team of Blood Hurst & O'Reardon: filing class-action lawsuits against food companies it claims make false boasts of products.

Last year, the firm reached a $7 million settlement with Wrigley gum after the lawyers proved in federal court that the company lied when boasting in ads that its Eclipse gum and mints brand killed germs that caused stank mouth because of the "natural ingredient" "magnolia bark extract." It is also part of another class-action lawsuit, this one against General Mills, targeting the breakfast behemoth's claims that some Cheerios reduce cholesterol levels and the chances of people contracting heart diseases and even cancer. And there are more cases hinted at on the website.

Blood Hurst & O'Reardon: the epitome of horrible trial lawyers, or brave defenders of consumers against multinational liars? Gentle readers, what do YOU think?
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Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog

I think you should write about interesting restaurants instead of covering stories that every media outlet is already covering.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

And I think you should restart your blog instead of leaving whiny comments, but that ain't going to happen!

Diamond Dog
Diamond Dog

Because I have a day job and don't proclaim myself as a journalist who heads up a food blog like you do.

Parley Baer
Parley Baer

DD's comment is far from "whiny," and his opinion is undoubtedly shared by a large majority of readers. I'd bet that very few people here give a damn about the Taco Bell stories or almost any stories that are not about interesting OC food or restaurants. (How many of us have been to a TB recently or care whether Ron Artest likes In-N-Out, e.g.?) Why don't you do a serious poll on readership preferences -- we can help you find the right questions -- and then use the information to design a more-interesting, more-helpful restaurant section?

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