In a ruling on whether the cooking oil can be called “100% natural,” the judge decided to poke fun at two recent “Star Wars” movies – and quoted “Hamilton”.
Federal judge said two of the most recent “Star Wars” films were “mediocre” as part of a decision that had nothing to do with either movie. He also took a photo from the reality show “The Bachelor” and the final decision cited the Tony Award winning musical “Hamilton”.
Ninth Circuit Judge Kenneth K. Lee made the ruling in a ruling in a case involving Wesson Oil, according to several reports. Screen Crush reports that the case involved whether ConAgra Foods, the former owner of Wesson Oil, was responsible for putting “100% Natural” on the label. Fanside notes that ConAgra was accused of falsely claiming that the product was “100% natural”.
But Richardson International now owns Wesson Oil, a sale that closed in 2019.
“Simply put, Richardson – the new owner of Wesson Oil – can resume use of the ‘100% natural’ label at any time, thus depriving the class of any value theoretically offered by the injunction,” Lee wrote.
Then he embarked on the last two films of the most recent “Star Wars” trilogy.
So ConAgra has basically agreed not to do something it doesn’t have the power to do. It’s like George Lucas is no longer promising mediocre, schlocky Star Wars sequels soon after he sells the franchise. to Disney. Such a promise would be illusory, “Lee wrote. .
To punctuate his point, Lee added in a footnote, “As evidenced by the production of” The Last Jedi “and” The Rise of Skywalker “by Disney.
The mediocrity of films is in the eye of the beholder, apparently. “The Last Jedi” has a 90% score on Rotten Tomatoes, but an audience score of 42%. In a reversal, “The Rise of Skywalker” scored 51% on Rotten Tomatoes but an audience score of 86%.
As for Lee’s comments on “The Bachelor?” Its ruling stated that “ConAgra’s promise not to use the phrase ‘100% Natural’ on Wesson Oil seems meaningless as ConAgra no longer owns Wesson Oil. In reality, the promise is to be made. about as meaningful and enduring as a proposition at the Bachelor’s Final Rose ceremony. ”
In its conclusion, the court cited Aaron Burr from the musical “Hamilton”.
“Two Virginians and an immigrant enter a room / diametrically opposed / enemies / They come out with a compromise / Having opened doors that were previously closed / Brothers /. . . No one else was in the room where it happened. . . No one really knows how the game is played / The art of the craft / How the sausage is made / We just assume it’s happening / But no one else is in the room it’s happening. Then he overturned a lower court ruling that had approved a settlement in the case.
It is not yet clear whether there will be an appeal of the decision – either on the use of “100% Natural” or on the mediocrity of the two films.