Trial Lawyers (page 3)

CSPI’s Worst Hits

A California judge’s recent dismissal of a class-action lawsuit against McDonald’s backed by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is only the latest in…
Posted April 5, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Federal Judge to Eco-Activists: Do Your Homework

You might remember that the Waterkeeper Alliance—conspiracy-peddling environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s group–is suing a family farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Recently, a…
Posted April 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Cookies Equal Cocaine? Scientists Say It Ain’t So

The latest fad in obesity research is to claim that Americans are fat because “fatty food [is] addictive as cocaine,” to borrow from a Bloomberg News headline.
Posted March 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

California: A Gold Rush for Nuisance Lawsuits?

The last time we wrote about California’s Proposition 65, we noted that Dunkin’ Donuts had cut online sales to California in fear of lawsuits under the overly…
Posted February 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Trial Bar Hopes For Legally Modified Payday

Genetically modified (GM) food may have the potential to feed an ever-growing world population, but it just can’t catch a break from activist scaremongering. Combine misinformed propaganda…
Posted January 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Wealthy Conspiracy Theory Peddler Attacks Family Farm

It’s been a few years since America’s pork producers suffered a sustained deluge of failed lawsuits from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s Waterkeeper Alliance, but that doesn’t mean that…
Posted January 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm

Food Is Not Tobacco, No Matter How Much the Trial Bar May Pray

Trial attorneys have hoped for the better part of a decade that food companies could be the next deep-pocketed targets for fat-headed lawsuit campaigns. And, despite legal defeats,…
Posted November 30, 2011 at 12:00 am

Are We a Nation of Food Junkies?

For some time, a favorite claim of the self-anointed “food police” has been that food companies are no different than drug dealers in getting Americans hooked on…
Posted November 2, 2011 at 12:00 am

Likening Hamburgers to Heroin Is a Dopey Comparison

New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman started off his Saturday column with promise. He acknowledged that it’s “just plain wrong” to assume that fast food is cheaper…
Posted September 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

FDA Fries Acrylamide Hype

When law students resort to suing their alma mater, it may signal a weak employment market for the litigiously inclined. Unfortunately, some California lawyers have been…
Posted August 22, 2011 at 12:00 am