Topic: Legal Climate
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Aug. 22, 2013
Over the past 18 months, a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who got rich suing the tobacco industry have turned their litigious attention to what they hope will be the next big thing: challenges to healthy-sounding food labels they allege are misleading. Hailing from across the U.S., the lawyers decided to sue in federal courts in Northern California, where the consumer-protection laws are expansive and the jury pool nutrition-conscious.
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. . . explores how reasonable and balanced the states’ tort liability systems are perceived to be by U.S. business.
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