Trial Lawyers (page 5)

Ringing Out 2008: A Look Back

As we prepare to chronicle (and resist) a 2009 full of assaults on our food freedoms, we’re also reflecting on the year that’s drawing to a close. Here are some…
Posted December 31, 2008 at 12:00 am

Don’t Let Santa Sue You

For most of us, Christmas is a time for ice-skating, caroling, tree-trimming, and sipping eggnog with the family. But the Center for Consumer Freedom urges you to be cautious when…
Posted December 17, 2008 at 12:00 am

Gobble, Gobble, Sue!

With only three days left until the big feast, we’re happy to see that our Thanksgiving guest waiver is making the rounds. As one columnist wrote today, those behind all…
Posted November 24, 2008 at 12:00 am

Don’t Sue The Hand That Feeds You (Thanksgiving Edition)

It really is the most wonderful time of the year for food activists. A cornucopia – no, a moveable feast – of nutritional puritans have already descended on Thanksgiving planners…
Posted November 21, 2008 at 12:00 am

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

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