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Taking Cola to Court
In the Winter issue of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, Walter Olson examines how plaintiff's attorneys are plotting their next (extremely lucrative) litigation campaign against American corporationsand finds tort lawyers hoping that Coke is the Real Thing.
For some time, a noisy campaign has been under way to portray the food and beverage industry as the villain in America's ongoing battle with the waistline. Without the snack hucksters' machinations, it seems, we'd all eat raw bell peppers and be reedthin. Backed by "progressive" foundations, nutrition advocates in and outside the universities now regularly appear in the press, demanding a national obesity policy aimed at changing our collective diet, by force of law if necessaryor quite possibly by force of litigation. As one advocate, Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, put it: "If someone is saying that a 64ounce soda at 7Eleven contributed to obesity, that person should have his day in court...
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