Will fast food litigation be the next "Big Tobacco"? According to Weil, Gotshal & Manges' Lianne S. Pinchuk, attempts to model fast food litigation after tobacco suits have generally failed and will likely continue to fail. There has been little success in "Big Food" litigation so far, and state "cheeseburger bills" provide fast food companies with protections that weren't afforded to tobacco companies. But, Pinchuk warns, a suit hitting the discovery stage could change the "Big Food" litigation landscape.
Are Fast Food Lawsuits Likely to Be the Next 'Big Tobacco'?
The National Law Journal
February 28, 2007