“Why should fast-food joints be immune to frivolous lawsuits? Let them be at risk like everyone else,” Dougherty writes.
But seriously, the bill would make it impossible to sue food manufacturers, restaurants, distributors, advertisers, etc. for claims of injury regarding weight gain, obesity or other health conditions associated with them.
If food were intentionally mislabeled, a suit could proceed, however.
In her book SUGAR SHOCK!, Connie offers a fascinating account of the lawsuits filed thus far, in a chapter, entitled, "Is Big Sugar the Next Big Tobacco?"