Press Release

Don’t Be A Turkey This Thanksgiving; Insist On the Obesity Liability Waiver

This Thanksgiving, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) wishes the nation a guilt-free turkey day filled with stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and all the trimmings. But with a cornucopia of trial lawyers seeking to make obesity lawsuits their next cash cow, those hosting a holiday feast should consider having their guests sign a legal waiver – our Thanksgiving Liability and Indemnification Agreement.

This liability waiver includes an agreement not to haul your host into court on the basis of:

1.      Failure to provide nutritional information on a color coded label to denote calories, fat, carbohydrates, sodium, trans fat, local eating, or approval by a New York Times food snob;

2.      Failure to warn of potential for overeating because food tastes too good and is provided at no cost;

3.      Failure to offer “healthier alternatives” or vegetarian “Tofurky”;  and

4.      Failure to warn that eating too much and not exercising enough may lead to obesity.

During this season when food cops, public health zealots, and trial lawyers are using junk science to ban or restrict food products, the Center for Consumer Freedom believes that Thanksgiving should remain a holiday for giving thanks, carving turkey, and indulging in a bountiful harvest.

“Dinner hosts should be able to serve that second helping of turkey and stuffing and offer a bigger slice of pumpkin pie without the fear of being sued,” said CCF’s Senior Research Analyst J. Justin Wilson. “With this signed waiver, you can leave the trial lawyers and ‘food police’ out in the cold. That’s something we can all enjoy this Thanksgiving.”

Download your copy of the liability waiver here:

Founded in 1996, the Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to promoting personal responsibility and protecting consumer choices. For more information, visit


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