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Eat, Drink and Be Merry, But Don't Sue

The Indianapolis Star has a good editorial on the need for legislation to shield food and beverage companies from frivolous lawsuits:

Tony the Tiger, Ronald McDonald and even Virginia dairy farmers have been targeted by lawsuits filed by people who blame their obesity on eating Frosted Flakes, Big Macs and milk. Who's next? Grandma in the kitchen making cherry pies and chocolate chip cookies?

Not if Congress has the sense to pass the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act -- better known as "the cheeseburger bill." It would prohibit lawsuits claiming that a food manufacturer or fast-food outlet is responsible for an individual's weight gain......

The real responsibility for obesity needs to be placed where it belongs -- on the consumer who makes choices about what to eat and how much to ingest.

The victimhood culture in America helps propagate these insane lawsuits which serve to line the pockets of trial lawyers at the expense of Joe and Jane public who has the cost of defending against this litigation passed on to them in the form of higher prices and fewer jobs.