Taco Bell Meat-Questioning Lawsuit Withdrawn

The Taco Bell lawsuit that caused a nation to stare down at the half-eaten Gorditas in their hands and question the true nature of the oily, meat-like substance that filled them has been withdrawn.

Filed in a California federal court in January, the class action claimed the "seasoned beef" advertised in the chain's menu offerings was actually a patented blend of 20% cow anuses, 30% Elmer's glue and 50% sawdust.

Taco Bell famously fought back, taking out full-page ads in nine newspapers, as well as multiple TV spots and a YouTube campaign, in which they swore their taco-filling consisted of no less than 88% processed meat parts.

A lawyer from Beasley Allen, the Alabama-based law firm that represented the outraged members of the Beefers for Truth movement, today said: "From the inception of this case, we stated that if Taco Bell would make certain changes regarding disclosure and marketing of its 'seasoned beef' product, the case could be dismissed." [AP, photo via AP]