Obesity Litigation Reform: HB 1150 (2004)
Exempted from civil liability, manufacturers, packers, distributors, carriers, holders, or
Exempted from civil liability, manufacturers, packers, distributors, carriers, holders, or sellers of food or an association of one or more such entities when the claim is for weight gain, obesity, a health condition related to obesity or weight gain, or any other injury caused by the long-term consumption of food. The exemption does not apply when the claim is for a material violation of federal or state composition, branding, or labeling standards and the injury was caused by the violation. Finally, H.B. 1150 provided that all proceedings, including discovery, shall be stayed during a motion to dismiss
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