Trial Lawyers (page 12)

Tobacco Shark Predicts Future Of Food

Regular readers know that John “Sue the Bastards” Banzhaf is leading the charge to haul food companies and restaurants into court to answer for their customers’ love-handles. But…
Posted November 25, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity War Loses Discredited General

Six days ago Ben Kelley, the executive director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), flexed his muscles and demanded that eight major food companies take…
Posted November 4, 2003 at 12:00 am

Trial Lawyers Up Demands On Food Companies

Yesterday we pointed you in the direction of a CCF-authored article skewering the Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI), which this summer held a conference “intended to…
Posted October 30, 2003 at 12:00 am

The Wizard Behind The Obesity-Lawsuit Curtain

The Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI). It’s a good name for a trial lawyer front-group that works to “encourage and support litigation against the food industry.” And as…
Posted October 29, 2003 at 12:00 am

Halting Frivolous Obesity Lawsuits

“Is a grocer [legally] liable for simply placing the Oreo cookies on the shelf? Is your mom liable for her good cooking?” Unfortunately, these questions — posed by…
Posted October 17, 2003 at 12:00 am

Obesity Lawsuit Settlement: Ice Cream For Everyone!

If you think the wave of lawsuits brought against food companies by some of their heavier customers is one big fat joke, you’ll love this. Last month on MSNBC,…
Posted October 3, 2003 at 12:00 am

Modern Plague: Trial Lawyers, Inc.

“By now, most every American has his own tale about some silly lawsuit run amok, from the post-tobacco obesity suits targeting McDonald’s to the $7.2 million settlement former ‘Tonight Show’…
Posted September 24, 2003 at 12:00 am

Judge Dismisses Frivolous McLawsuit…Again

A lawsuit that sought damages from McDonald’s because the plaintiffs were obese was permanently tossed out of court yesterday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet had…
Posted September 5, 2003 at 12:00 am

Sue The Nutritionist

A study published in the respected JAMA indicates that eating dark chocolate can lower blood pressure. USA Today notes that: “Other experiments show cocoa…
Posted August 28, 2003 at 12:00 am

Quote Of The Week

TIME reports that king of torts John Banzhaf got the idea to sue fast food companies when he heard about a (deeply flawed) study reporting that obesity costs…
Posted August 8, 2003 at 12:00 am