A Dearborn attorney's bid to allow those who unknowingly ate non-halal chicken at a McDonald's restaurant join a class-action lawsuit was rebuffed Thursday.

Majed Moughni, who runs the Facebook site Dearborn Area Community Members, thought it was unfair that $700,000 is to be divided among four parties, only one of whom ate the food.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Kathleen Macdonald ruled Jan. 18 that Ahmed Ahmed of Dearborn Heights, who filed the suit, would get $20,000; the Heath Unit on Davison Avenue Inc. in Detroit, also known as HUDA, would get $274,000; the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn would get about $150,000; and attorneys would get $230,000.

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