Yoo v. Wendy's International

Case # 07-cv-04515
Case Name Yoo v. Wendy's International
Jurisdiction US District Court for C.D. CA
Summary

Lawsuit stems from a change in Wendy's practices regarding the use of trans fats in their cooking oils. In 2006, Wendy's launched a marketing campaign claiming that its breaded chicken products would have zero grams of trans fats and its french fries would have no more than 0.5 grams. Consumers were lead to purchase these products, believing that the lack of trans fats made them relatively healthier. However, independent testing by Consumer Reports, The Center for Science in the Public Interest, and plaintiff's counsel revealed that Wendy's fries contained significantly (up to 7 times) more trans fat than advertised.

Final Approval Date 03/13/2009
Result
  1. Final Approval granted.
  2. At the Fairness Hearing, the Court noted that "The objections lodged that the relief is vague or indefinite don't seem to be grounded in fact or law."
  3. Objector Walsh (through Attorneys Liuzzi and Bandas) and Objector Weinstein (pro se) appealed the Final Approval.
  4. The Walsh Appeal was voluntarily dismissed on 10/26/2009.
  5. The Weinstein Appeal was voluntarily dismissed on 11/19/2009. 
Dismissal of Last Appeal 11/19/2009
Attachments Docket Report.pdf
Order Regarding Complaint.pdf
Preliminary Approval Order.pdf
Plaintiffs' Response to Objections.pdf
Defendants' Response to Objections.pdf
Fairness Hearing Transcript.pdf
Final Approval.pdf
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Objection of Kervin Walsh

Objectors Kervin Walsh
Signers Frank Liuzzi
Attorneys Frank Liuzzi
Christopher A. Bandas
Summary
  1. Class notice is "vague, confusing, and inadequate."
  2. Settlement does not provide monetary benefits to the class.
  3. Attorneys' fees and incentive awards are excessive.

NOTE: Christopher Bandas is listed on the Objection as "pro hac vice pending" but he never applied for admission at either the District or Appellate Court.

Attachments Objection of Kervin Walsh.pdf
Appeal of Objector Walsh.pdf
Dismissal of Walsh Appeal.pdf
Walsh Appeal Docket.pdf
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Objection of Christi Weinstein

Objectors Christi Weinstein
Signers Christi Weinstein
Attorneys
Summary
  1. Attorneys' fees are excessive and improperly calculated.

NOTE: This objection is formatted similarly to objections filed by Serial Objector Jeffrey Weinstein and Christi Weinstein is listed at the same address as Jeffrey Weinstein (see Weinstein Objection in Fresno v. R. L. Polk & Co). Jeffrey Weinstein also paid the Appeal filing fee (see last page of Appeal of Objector Weinstein.) However, Jeffrey Weinstein does not have an appearance in this case.

Attachments Objection of Christi Weinstein.pdf
Appeal of Objector Weinstein.pdf
Dismissal of Weinstein Appeal.pdf
Weinstein Appeal Docket.pdf
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