Ala. Advances Bill To Nix Weight Gain Litigation

Law360, New York (May 4, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT) -- Alabama moved one step closer Tuesday to becoming the latest state to pass legislation that would prevent consumers from filing lawsuits claiming that the food they purchased from restaurants and other food retailers made them gain weight.

The Alabama House of Representatives voted 75-20 to pass HB 193, the Common Sense Consumption Act, which would curb food retailers' liability for an individual's weight gain or weight-related health condition that allegedly resulted from the long-term consumption of their food. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Mike Jones,...
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