Trial Lawyers (page 6)

Chicken-Haters Grilled By California Attorney General

Leave it to the PETA-worshiping Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) to take all the fun out of eating. In October 2006, the deceptive animal rights group sued…
Posted November 13, 2008 at 12:00 am

Don’t Get Tricked When You Hand Out Treats

As children across the nation tweak their Trick-or-Treating costumes, and politicos argue over which rob-from-the-rich / give-to-the-poor candidate should dress as Robin Hood this year, America’s food police…
Posted October 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

Nutrition Nannies: A Brief History

Litigation by activist organizations is an escalating feature in America’s food fights. High-profile lawsuits provide leverage for nutrition nannies’ overarching agenda: a steady march toward “bad” food bans.
Posted September 2, 2008 at 12:00 am

Warning Labels Everywhere, And Not One Makes Sense

If you live in California, you’ve seen them everywhere: those warning labels announcing that something you’re about to touch, eat, smell, or breathe near could give you cancer or adversely…
Posted August 25, 2008 at 12:00 am

California’s Silliest Law Is About To Get Sillier

“Warning labels that warn against any infinitesimal risk are essentially useless,” the popular Consumerist blog observed last week in a discussion of California’s cancer-labels-on-everything “Proposition 65” law. “The…
Posted July 28, 2008 at 12:00 am

Ready For A Mocha-Java Warning Label?

The Sunshine (Nanny) State is at it again. California’s "Proposition 65" environmental fear-factor law, whose main purpose is to “help” consumers by making warning labels so ubiquitous that they have…
Posted June 27, 2008 at 12:00 am

Breaking News: Calorie-Count Trial Lawyers Pick Second Target

Yesterday, we told you that calorie-counts on restaurant menus had (predictably) resulted in a class-action lawsuit. On Tuesday, a Seattle law firm sued Applebee’s for “misrepresenting nutritional content…
Posted June 6, 2008 at 12:00 am

Class Action Over Calorie Counts

Alright. Everyone who put their money on “June 2008” can step forward to claim their winnings. The outcome has been decided in the betting pool for when (not if)…
Posted June 5, 2008 at 12:00 am

Twinkies Worse Than Terrorists, Food Cop Claims

It’s no secret that frivolous lawsuits are becoming increasingly absurd. Case in point: Last year, a Washington, DC judge sued a family-owned neighborhood dry cleaner for $54 million over…
Posted February 26, 2008 at 12:00 am

Make Sure Santa Gives Gifts, Not Lawsuits

When Santa comes down the chimney, he can’t help but drink the milk and eat the cookies kids leave out for him. Sadly, in this litigious age, he may leave…
Posted December 21, 2007 at 12:00 am