A Taxonomy of Obesity Litigation
Theodore H. Frank
Center for Class Action Fairness
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 427-441, 2006
Many lawsuits characterized as anti-obesity litigation have little to do with and little or no effect on public policy on obesity. This paper classifies the different types of obesity lawsuits that have been filed to date, with particular attention to Pelman v. McDonald's, and argues that these lawsuits are rent-seeking vehicles that are neither good law nor good public policy.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: public health law, obesity, fast foodAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: August 28, 2006
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