Authors: Multiple authors and editors; project head: Kim Walker, Faegre & Benson
Topic area: Food, agriculture, and biofuels
Blogging since: February 2010
Post excerpt from August 29, 2010: Takeaways from a workshop on legal strategies for preventing childhood obesity:
“1. Litigation is not a preferable method for making public policy with respect to childhood obesity, especially in comparison with legislative or regulatory/administrative approaches.
2. Plaintiffs don’t see much success in personal injury cases, especially because of the difficulty in establishing causation between food and obesity and illness.
3. Plaintiffs will continue to pursue consumer fraud claims against food manufacturers because the statutory claims don’t require a showing of causation.”