Sunday, December 10, 2006

Lawyers' Feeding Frenzy

An now the real reason the trans fat ban exists in New York.

Lawyers, it seems, have struck gold:
"Fat may well be the next tobacco, and trans fat is likely to be one of the most promising targets, because it's so dangerous and totally unnecessary, and because there are so many legal theories under which it can attacked," says law professor John Banzhaf who helped lead the movement to sue cigarette manufacturers, and started the anti-obesity litigation movement.
For lawyers it seems, it's not about health, it's about the money: over $24.5 million and counting ... look for more of them to join the feeding frenzy.


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