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(The New York Times)   How are the lawyers from the Big Tobacco suits planning to eke out a living, now that they're picked those smoking corpses clean? By going after Big Food   (nytimes.com) divider line 155
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2012-08-19 08:29:55 AM
Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.
 
2012-08-19 08:46:25 AM
Farking lawyers.
 
2012-08-19 08:57:30 AM
They'd better leave bacon alone.
 
2012-08-19 09:05:46 AM
They're going to dismantle Monsanto?

Didn't Read The Article
 
2012-08-19 09:11:16 AM
Some of them need suing.

There's a very basic 2-part principle for some of this stuff. 1) Don't lie about what your product does in commercials or on the label; 2) Tell the consumer the ingredients and health info on the label. (2a would be "...and do it as clearly as possible.")

This is intended to protect and inform the consumer, so the consumer can make an educated choice about what they, and their families, consume.
 
2012-08-19 10:03:31 AM
I'm seeking a lawyer to sue the world for polluting my air, contaminating my water, and my tainting my food. Not seeking class action status cause fark all of you its my money!!!

memesters.com
 
2012-08-19 10:07:29 AM
Anyone in the US who didn't see this coming should be instantly sterilized, and their children put to death.
 
2012-08-19 10:20:22 AM
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2012-08-19 10:22:41 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.


U mad? He mad.

Seriously though, I also hope fast food becomes impossible to purchase!
 
2012-08-19 10:22:52 AM
Here's a hint submitter. Those lawyers that kicked big tobaccos lyin ass provided a very very valuable service. Btw I'm not a lawyer and don't have any in my family or circle of friends.
 
2012-08-19 10:24:54 AM
The dividends being paid by altria group and lorrilard would seem to suggest that the corpses still have a bit of meat left on them.
 
2012-08-19 10:27:51 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.


Having nicotine withdrawal or something?

Anyway, some of those law firms netted hundreds of millions and in a few cases billions of dollars in contingency fees. I think they'll be fine even if this gravy train doesn't work out.
 
2012-08-19 10:30:07 AM
FTFA:Mr. Barrett's group, for example, has brought a case against Chobani, the Greek yogurt maker, for listing "evaporated cane juice," as an ingredient in its pomegranate-flavored yogurt.

Is there a marketing department out there that isn't utterly useless?
 
2012-08-19 10:30:07 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.


As a cork smoking anti-smoker, I am all for this. when healthy food is the cheapest option available.....guess what more people will eat?
 
2012-08-19 10:30:42 AM
I'm all for food companies being forced to change misleading and false information on their packaging, but knowing that the change is due to a money-hungry lawyer leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

/pun fully intended
 
2012-08-19 10:31:02 AM

RodneyToady: Some of them need suing.

There's a very basic 2-part principle for some of this stuff. 1) Don't lie about what your product does in commercials or on the label; 2) Tell the consumer the ingredients and health info on the label. (2a would be "...and do it as clearly as possible.")

This is intended to protect and inform the consumer, so the consumer can make an educated choice about what they, and their families, consume.


8/10

Not bad
 
2012-08-19 10:33:36 AM
Im OK with this.
 
2012-08-19 10:34:19 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.

As a cork smoking anti-smoker, I am all for this. when healthy food is the cheapest option available.....guess what more people will eat?


Still shiat. They'll just have to spend more of their money on it.
 
2012-08-19 10:36:23 AM

SushiJoe: They're going to dismantle Monsanto?


We can only hope.

/grandfather was a farmer, Monsanto needs to DIAF
 
2012-08-19 10:41:33 AM
I'm ok with this too. Keep these guys accountable. The stories are pretty grim: meat soaked in ammonia baths, antibiotic resistant ecoli, artificial growth hormones, an illegal alien work force, no concern for worker safety, Monsanto suing everyone else out of existence so they have a monopoly on soy, and the list goes on.

I was overseas for a few months, and ate about the same as I did at home. The galley would pile the food on: steak, pasta, potatoes, etc. I lost 25 pounds. I wouldn't have believed it myself, except it really did happen to me. You can't tell me that the obesity epidemic in America isn't (at least in part) due to the fact that the way some of our food is produced is just downright scary.
 
2012-08-19 10:42:31 AM

FirstNationalBastard: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.

As a cork smoking anti-smoker, I am all for this. when healthy food is the cheapest option available.....guess what more people will eat?

Still shiat. They'll just have to spend more of their money on it.


We could still stop subsidizing corn. Please? Anyone?
 
2012-08-19 10:42:50 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.

As a cork smoking anti-smoker, I am all for this. when healthy food is the cheapest option available.....guess what more people will eat?


Yes, but it this going to lower the cost of healthier foods, or just make nasty shiat more expensive? Because people living in food deserts still probably aren't going to be able to afford to eat healthy.
 
2012-08-19 10:43:38 AM
imokwiththis.jpg

If fast food becomes more expensive, and people eat more fruits & veggies as a result (or just eat less) it means less fat people, which means I won't have to look at so many fat people all day. win-win-win!

(Also saves on healthcare costs, but I care less about that)
 
2012-08-19 10:43:47 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.


Actually smokers asked for it by getting too obnoxious about smoking anytime they wanted.

I used to get pretty pissed that when enjoying a nice meal some douchebag would light up at the next table and ruin what I was eating. Smokers seem oblivious to that shiat. I do agree that the outside smoking bans are just farking stupid though, its outside nobody will be bothered by it for more than 2 secs.

Most of these lawsuits will get thrown out since they can't prove the same damages they won't get the huge cash awards like tobacco lawsuits got these scumbags.
 
2012-08-19 10:46:52 AM
All those terrible lawyers, we should just get rid of them.

I don't know, line them up against a wall and shoot them. Yeah.

I hate how they're always picking on those poor corporations. It's dreadful.
 
2012-08-19 10:50:09 AM
All chocolate should be banned. As a starting point. to send a message. Like with drinks.

Then High Sugar baked goods. Pies, cakes. And Ice Cream. First labeled as able to lead to death.
Then move to ban them in public places, schools etc...

You really have to do it to save lives.
 
2012-08-19 10:53:07 AM
First they came for the smokers,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a smoker.

Then they came for the unhealthy food,
and I didn't speak out because I ate healthy.

Then they came for the alcohol....
 
2012-08-19 10:53:37 AM
If there are cases of true deception and clearly supported health hazards in our food, then sue away, lawyers. But I'm ambivalent on the dangers of calling sugar "evaporated cane juice". And sandy vagina woman who wants to sue because there is butane in her can of Pam? Get over yourself, lady, and go back to high school chemistry class.
 
2012-08-19 10:54:00 AM
Does this mean that we are on the track to get HFCS banned as a sweetener?

/I'm okay with that.
 
2012-08-19 10:54:04 AM
They will have to pry the bacon from my cold dead hand
 
2012-08-19 10:55:43 AM

Hansenator: First they came for the smokers,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a smoker.

Then they came for the unhealthy food,
and I didn't speak out because I ate healthy.

Then they came for the alcohol....


They came for the alcohol first. It didn't work out.
 
2012-08-19 10:55:57 AM
Good.

People should be free to eat whatever shiat they want and companies should be free to sell it, but they need to be 100% clear about it.
 
2012-08-19 10:57:42 AM
Clearly the solution to our problems is to have escalating food costs for everybody. Pretty soon the only people able to afford food will be lawyers and politicians. Say hello to your new serfdom people.
 
2012-08-19 10:59:20 AM
In the United Snakes, everything ends with lawyers.
Smoking, Burning Man, now food.
 
2012-08-19 11:02:40 AM

Benjimin_Dover: Clearly the solution to our problems is to have escalating food costs for everybody. Pretty soon the only people able to afford food will be lawyers and politicians. Say hello to your new serfdom people.


I've seen that movie.

i911.photobucket.com

Do you have any idea how much strawberries cost?
 
2012-08-19 11:02:57 AM
They should have to pay what they are suing for if they lose the suit.
 
2012-08-19 11:03:22 AM
FTFA: "Ever since, the lawyers have been searching for big paydays in business..."

This is what passes for 'reporting' in the NYT these days?
 
2012-08-19 11:05:35 AM

Mad Scientist: But I'm ambivalent on the dangers of calling sugar "evaporated cane juice".


They are intentionally being misleading. Sure you and I know that's sugar. Besides wouldn't it cost less for packaging if they just put "sugar". The are trying to deceive.

"No officer, that's just processed coca leaf."
 
2012-08-19 11:07:03 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 buckscents after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.

 
2012-08-19 11:07:15 AM

RodneyToady: Some of them need suing.

There's a very basic 2-part principle for some of this stuff. 1) Don't lie about what your product does in commercials or on the label; 2) Tell the consumer the ingredients and health info on the label. (2a would be "...and do it as clearly as possible.")

This is intended to protect and inform the consumer, so the consumer can make an educated choice about what they, and their families, consume.


Fast food companies that actually alter their food to increase addictive dependence absolutely do need to face consequences.

There's a difference between offering food and offering an addiction. If your food is insufficiently delicious to encourage customers to return on their own, you deserve to fail.
 
2012-08-19 11:09:50 AM

netcentric: All chocolate should be banned. As a starting point. to send a message. Like with drinks.

Then High Sugar baked goods. Pies, cakes. And Ice Cream. First labeled as able to lead to death.
Then move to ban them in public places, schools etc...

You really have to do it to save lives.


notsureifserious.jpg
 
2012-08-19 11:10:19 AM
Good. Companies like Monsanto need to be sued until they bleed. If they exist to make as much money as possible by selling us the crappiest food they possibly can, then I think it's a good thing that lawyers exist to make it as painful as possible for them.
 
2012-08-19 11:11:56 AM

MoronLessOff: Benjimin_Dover: Clearly the solution to our problems is to have escalating food costs for everybody. Pretty soon the only people able to afford food will be lawyers and politicians. Say hello to your new serfdom people.

I've seen that movie.



Do you have any idea how much strawberries cost?


3.bp.blogspot.com
"I want my strawberries returned in the next 5 minutes..."
 
2012-08-19 11:12:15 AM

netcentric: All chocolate should be banned. As a starting point. to send a message. Like with drinks.

Then High Sugar baked goods. Pies, cakes. And Ice Cream. First labeled as able to lead to death.
Then move to ban them in public places, schools etc...

You really have to do it to save lives.


Not chocolate. It's a health food, even if chocolate syrup isn't. Straight from UC San Diego.
 
2012-08-19 11:14:06 AM
Ban HFCS totally. Sugar tastes better anyway, even if it's more expensive.
 
2012-08-19 11:17:58 AM

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.

As a cork smoking anti-smoker, I am all for this. when healthy food is the cheapest option available.....guess what more people will eat?


Problem is that as soon as a food is widely perceived as healthy, its price skyrockets.
 
2012-08-19 11:18:48 AM
Could result in more industry transparency...which I think I'm OK with
 
2012-08-19 11:20:51 AM

Bontesla: Fast food companies that actually alter their food to increase addictive dependence absolutely do need to face consequences.

There's a difference between offering food and offering an addiction. If your food is insufficiently delicious to encourage customers to return on their own, you deserve to fail.


Please tell me you're not being serious. Please.
 
2012-08-19 11:21:21 AM

Biser: Ban HFCS totally. Sugar tastes better anyway, even if it's more expensive.


WHY ARE YOU SO CONCERNED about matters like this?
both are bad for u so it wouldn't matter if we put EITHER in sodas.
 
2012-08-19 11:21:34 AM

FirstNationalBastard: NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: FirstNationalBastard: Good.

I hope a McDonalds burger winds up costing 10 bucks after taxes.

These cocksucker anti-smoking Nazis asked for this, and now they'll get a taste of their own medicine.

As a cork smoking anti-smoker, I am all for this. when healthy food is the cheapest option available.....guess what more people will eat?

Still shiat. They'll just have to spend more of their money on it.


*agree*
 
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