Obesity Litigation Reform: HB 170 (2005)
Exempted from civil liability manufacturers, sellers, trade associations, agricultural producers
Exempted from civil liability manufacturers, sellers, trade associations, agricultural producers (means any producer of livestock, crops for food or fiber, dairy products and any other product for human consumption from an agricultural operation), wholesalers, brokers or retailers of a qualified food product [means any food or drink as defined in 21 U.S.C. 321 (f) and specifically includes meat and meat products from livestock, food, fiber, dairy product and any other product for human consumption from an agricultural operation] in cases in which liability is based on weight gain, obesity, or a health condition related to weight gain or obesity, and the weight gain or obesity or health condition results from the longterm consumption of a qualified product. The liability exemption does not apply if the claim is based on a material violation of a federal or state composition, branding, or labeling standard and that the violation was committed with intent to deceive or injure consumers or with actual knowledge that the violation was injurious to consumers.
ATRA President Tiger Joyce writes how companies that end arbitration face the risk of consumer class actions, in the face of plaintiffs firms ramping up mass arbitration proceedings.
We are saddened to hear of former Missouri state Senator Ed Emery’s untimely death. Senator Emery was not only a champion of tort reform, but a pillar in his community. […]
The New York trial bar may get yet another gift from the state lawmakers seemingly tied around their finger.
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