Thursday, February 28, 2013
Junk Food: The Next Mass Tort?
The allegation that sugar is "toxic" and the recent article in the NYTimes "The Extraodinary Science of Junk Food" indicates that fast food litigation may indeed be the next tobacco. I am interested, do we have readers who are litigating or defending cases? I found a 2008 article in Findlaw on the subject for those interested: Obesity, the Next Tobacco?
UPDATED: There is an article on one of the centers of food litigation: The Northern District of California in the Recorder (h/t Tort Prof Blog).
I'm one of the lawyers litigating the food labeling cases in the N.D. Cal. Our cases are tied to specific violations of Sherman Law. We're not alleging personal injury, e.g., obesity, diabetes, etc.
Posted by: Brian Herrington | Mar 17, 2013 6:26:25 PM