published Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Chattanooga man sues Mars Inc. over broken teeth while eating M&Ms

A Chattanooga man has sued the company that makes M&M candies for $150,000 after he says one of the shelled chocolate treats broke two of his teeth.

Jeffrey Stephen Myres filed the Hamilton County Circuit Court lawsuit on Feb. 5. Myres claims he bought a bag of the M&M's peanut chocolate candies in Hamilton County, which he believes were distributed from a Mars Inc. center in Cleveland, Tenn., according to court documents.

"While eating the M&M's peanut chocolate candies in his home [Myres] "broke two teeth on a hard, yellow object that was part of the contents of the M&M's peanut chocolate candies' bag," Myres claims in the lawsuit.

Myres claims the company was negligent and as a result of his injuries he was forced to seek medical and dental care, suffered both physical and mental pain and suffering and was permanently disfigured.

He is suing for "lost earnings and/or earning capacity and lost the enjoyment of life," according to court records.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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