Think activists are taking a holiday break? While a reprieve from culinary scaremongering and guilt-trips might make a nice present for all of us, trial lawyers and self-anointed obesity warriors are always looking for ways to make our Christmas holiday season not so jolly. Consider the ridiculous past antics...
It’s Thanksgiving time again, and we’re reminding dinner hosts that they should make sure their guests sign our Thanksgiving Liability Waiver. Why? Because you never know when a food feast will turn into a litigation frenzy. We were on the Fox News and Fox Business channels yesterday, explaining how...

Washington, D.C. - This Thanksgiving, the Center for Consumer Freedom wishes the nation a guilt-free turkey day filled with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and all the trimmings. But with a cornucopia of trial lawyers seeking to make obesity lawsuits their next cash cow, those hosting a holiday feast should...

Activists like journalism professor Michael Pollan are quick to blame foods in our “Western diet” for a smorgasbord of problems -- heart disease being the most recent one. But a new investigation stuffs this foodie blame-game in a sarcophagus. Researchers examining Egyptian mummies discovered that our predecessors...

Lawyer Math: 1 + 1 = Prop. 65

(November 2nd, 2009)
Today the Los Angeles Times published a point-counterpoint smackdown between two lawyers on opposing sides of California’s notorious Proposition 65 law, the source of the Golden State’s warning label hysteria. For the past 23 years, Californians have read billions of warning labels that caution how all kinds of...

Quote of the Week

(August 14th, 2009)
 The Los Angeles Times took aim at the “food police” this week, specifically at the deceptively-named Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s lawsuit against hot dog makers and the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s lawsuit against the restaurant chain Denny’s. Here’s what the editorial board had to...

Dismissed by a Court of Law

(August 10th, 2009)
 Over the weekend, newspapers reported that a federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that was supported by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) against the pet store Petland and its supplier the Hunte Corporation. Previously, you might remember that WSB-TV in Atlanta investigated and...

Quote of the Week

(August 4th, 2009)
Last month, the food police at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) took their anti-salt crusade one shake too far, suing the Denny’s restaurant chain over the sodium content of its food. As we told the media, CSPI’s claims should be taken with a...
This just in: Eating is “dangerous.” At least, that’s what the Center for Science in the Public Interest is claiming in a new lawsuit against Denny’s restaurant. Time for an emergency reality check. CSPI has a long history of filing media-stunt lawsuits. This time around, its activist...
As if money-hungry trial lawyers and the Center for Science in the Public Interest weren’t enough. This morning, the phony Cancer Project filed a lawsuit asking the court to require a cancer-risk warning label on all hot dog packages sold in New Jersey. There’s no beef...