Attorney Samuel Hirsch appears just once in Morgan Spurlock's Super Size Me. Hirsch represents two adolecsent girls who sued McDonalds in 2002 for contributing to their obesity. In the film, when Spurlock asks Hirsch what the motivation for the lawsuit is, Hirsch responds, "You mean, motive besides monetary compensation? You want to hear a noble cause?"

Now Hirsch is suing Spurlock for defamation. Accusing the director of "Negligence, Unauthorized Use of Likeness, Disparagement to Reputation, and Defamation of Character, Fraudulent Inducement, False Misrepresentation, Damage to Business Reputation," Hirsch is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, and is also seeking "disgorgement of profits."

Spurlock has 20 days to respond to the charges, which, according to the New York Observer, were filed on February 23.

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