In response to your Wednesday editorial “Immunity with that?”:
Dismissing the need for a law to block fast-food lawsuits because trial lawyers haven’t yet struck pay dirt is misguided. Noted food-lawsuit cheerleader John Banzhaf already has vowed to “sue them and sue them and sue them” until a single judge or jury “opens the floodgates.”
In the face of a no-holds-barred litigator like Banzhaf, who revels in being called a “legal terrorist,” a doctrine of pre-emption seems prudent.
Last summer, a group of trial lawyers held a conference in Boston to “encourage and support litigation against the food industry.”
Sponsors of the “cheeseburger bill” apparently took them at their word. And why not? This is the same cabal of lawyers that got rich suing tobacco companies.