Thursday, May 1 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-05-01 15:49:25 GMT
Posted by: JoBeth Davis MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - What's in a name? That's the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen filed targeting fast food giant TacoMore >>
What's in a name? That's the question at the heart of a class action lawsuit Montgomery law firm Beasley Allen filed targeting fast food giant Taco Bell. Now, Taco Bell is responding.More >>
Beef and false advertising are at the center of a Taco Bell lawsuit says a Montgomery law firm. Read the full lawsuit here. Story available after Taco Bell responds.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Taco Bell Corporation is coming out fighting against a class-action lawsuit filed by Montgomery, Alabama law firm Beasley Allen. The lawsuit claims Taco Bell uses "false advertising" on its menu and in its advertisements.
The message behind Taco Bell's statement is simple: simmer down.
"At Taco Bell, we buy our beef from the same trusted brands you find in the supermarket, like Tyson Foods. We start with 100 percent USDA-inspected beef," said Taco Bell President and Chief Concept Officer Greg Creed.
Creed said his company is proud of the quality of its product and says Taco Bell identifies all its seasonings and spices on its website.
Taco Bell says it is planning its own legal action against statements made about its food. The fast food chain was not specific about its legal plan, however.
"Unfortunately, the lawyers in this case elected to sue first and ask questions later -- and got their "facts" absolutely wrong," Creed said. "We plan to take legal action for the false statements being made about our food."
Beasley Allen's lawsuit urges Taco Bell to refer to its product as "taco meat filling" because it claims the food contains mostly "extenders" and other non-meat substances.
The law firm says Taco Bell's product is only 36 percent meat. The USDA policy book requires food labeled as "taco filling" to contain "at least 40 percent fresh meat," and the label must show the true product name.
Beasley Allen released Taco Bell container labels it says are not available to the general public that read: "Taco Meat Filling."
The suit was originally filed on behalf of a California resident and is a class action suit.
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:05:03 GMT
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia.More >>
The horrifying details of the capital murder of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson were presented to a judge Friday. A Gulfport detective talked about the evidence investigators have against Alberto Garcia. During Friday's hearing, prosecutors revealed that DNA evidence found on Janaya's body has come back from the crime lab with a positive match for Garcia's DNA.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:40:25 GMT
Officials continue to search for the man who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion in Yazoo City on Monday night. According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front doorMore >>
According to her family, 85-year-old Jeanelle Fratesi answered her front door for a person she thought needed help.
Friday, August 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-29 19:15:59 GMT
A power outage has shut down a portion of downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi says that crews are on site working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Entergy's website shows that overMore >>
Entergy's website showed that over 400 people were without power in the downtown area on Friday.
Friday, August 29 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:48:04 GMT
The Canton Public School District says that it is working diligently to contain the spread of scabies at several of its schools. The school district says they have informed parents that their childrenMore >>
The school district says they have informed parents that their children may have recently been exposed.