Skip to comments.Big Tobacco lawyers target food industry
Posted on 10/16/2012 1:15:25 AM PDT by Daffynition
The lawyers who took on the big US tobacco companies, and won, have now set their sights on the food industry. Newsnight's science editor, Susan Watts, asks one of them why he has chosen this particular fight.
Don Barrett likes his opponents powerful, and rich. He is the lawyer whose decade-long battle to force the tobacco companies to admit they knew cigarettes are addictive and pay the medical costs of victims was depicted in the film The Insider.
He and his colleagues eventually forced a settlement that cost the industry more than $200bn (£124bn). The lawsuits made Mr Barrett a very wealthy man. But he says it is not the potential for another big pay-out that is now making him target "big food".
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...
Don Barret is suing the makers of over 20 products, which include:
Fruit juices Crisps Soft drinks Chocolate Tinned tomatoes Canned fruits Baby food Tea
Whenever someone, especially a lawyer, says it's NOT about the money, you can be sure it's about the money!
Why doesn’t he “go” after Monsanto who designed the fake seeds that grow the “Frankenfood” instead? Or the Feds who force HFCS and Ethanol upon us in order to buy votes?
Is he going to make the fat cats skinny?
Don’t we already have a huge Dept of Agriculture and USFDA in place to monitor ingredients v labels ....what do these agencies do all day? [/rhetorical]
He’s doing a job that even illegal aliens won’t do.
The communist left will cheer, lawyers will stuff their pockets and we will all pay higher food prices.
Oh, kalifornia thinks it is just peaches and cream for illegals to become lawyers and practice law.
ONCE AGAIN, why do we have to get our news from British news agencies? Is this why there is a push for a US “firewall” on the internet?
Just saying something is smelling.
Aw, It’s just 98% of lawyers that give all the rest a bad name.........
Often the UK stories I read are days ‘n days ahead of events we eventually read about here...in spite of the time difference. :)
Hope we’re paying for their education to do so. ///sarc
Maybe they can do to the price of food what they did to the price of cigarettes.
Heh......the price of gasoline/fuel is doing that all by its onesie. :(
[Let’s not leave out the cost of medical care.]
Actually this is old news. John Banzhaf, the father of the anti-tobacco lawsuits started his lawsuits several years ago.
"Nobody's trying to tell the American people what they have to eat or what they cannot eat, (EXCEPT MICHELLE OBAMA)
"""To have free choice you have to have accurate information. That means Big Food, the food companies, have to start telling the truth about what's in their product. The law requires it." (THAT IS ALREADY A LAW, IT IS CALLED LABELING)
I guess I never knew what was in a candy bar that would make me FAT.
He has the gall to say "The LAW has been good to him""??? no kidding. Hey, why isn't someone calling him racist for have that REBEL FLAG.