Calif. GMO Labeling Bill Could Fuel Consumer Suit Frenzy
By Erin Coe
Law360, San Diego (March 28, 2014, 10:50 PM EDT) -- A California bill mandating labels on genetically engineered food cleared its first hurdle in the state Legislature this week, and experts say that if it becomes law, it could spur a tidal wave of consumer class actions in much the same way California's Proposition 65 has bred suits alleging failure to post warnings of health risks from toxic chemicals.
S.B. 1381, which gained approval from the state Senate Health Committee on Wednesday, is not as broad as a failed ballot initiative from 2012. But it contains...