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WmLambert
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This is the commercial that has triggered this latest scare. It seems Trial Lawyers have met to decide how best to turn carbohydrates and snack foods into another payday at the bank, and this commercial is an attempt to expose their upcoming agenda. What have you guys heard?

[ June 26, 2003, 05:42 PM: Message edited by: WmLambert ]

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Gaoics79
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That commercial could have been so much funnier...
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For once I would actually love to be a lawyer. The countersuit would be so much fun...
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I thought it was pretty funny. The obesity suits are right up there with suing a tool manufacturer for not warning you that sticking a screwdriver in your eye is detrimental to your vision.
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The weird thing is, if just one of those suits wins, the landslide effect will be tremendous. If McDonalds is liable for fat and sugar in their food, so is Nabisco, and Pepsico, and Krispy Kreme, and...damn near the entire food industry.

Taken to the absurd extreme, if I can sue McDonalds for fattening food, I can sue my mother the southern cook for fried chicken and fried catfish, and I can sue my Cajun grandfather for all that porkfat in his cooking, and I can sue my wife for using ham-hocks.

There are two separate issues in these suits, though. One is the accusation that the food is defective or harmful because of the fat and sugar. That is a hard if not impossible case, because fat and sugar in moderation are not harmful, i.e. if your whole diet isn't fast food you're okay. The other issue is deceptive advertising or failure to inform consumers about fat content, and risks from fat. There they may conceivably get some traction, given the food labelling laws already in effect.

The Plaintiffs' lawyers are just mad because the breast implant cases are basically done and there's less and less money to make on asbestos.

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hey, could we all sue whoever wrote the food guide pyramid? they actually told us that we are SUPPOSED to have 9-11 servings of bread a day. man thats a lot of reckless carbohydrates. think of the damage to public health those people have caused. come to think of it every food manufacturer ever has decieved me. they've been selling me foods that dont meet all of my nutritional requirements. why doesnt my spinach give me vitamin d? why dont my eggs provide iron? never mind that i payed them to do it, i never signed an as is clause at the grocery store.
i've said it before i'll say it again. lay the hell off my girlscout cookies.

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