A Taxonomy of Obesity Litigation
15 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 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.
Keywords: public health law, obesity, fast food
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