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Big Food: Tobacco-style suit a no-go

Feb 14, 2014 - Politico.com

There is one significant problem with the effort to get states to go after a Big Tobacco-style lawsuit against the food industry, attorneys say:

There is no "smoking gun" showing that food companies made their products addictive at the expense of public health.

"Food is not tobacco," attorney Bruce Silverglade says. "The case simply isn't there."

Silverglade, a principal at Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz, is one of many food industry lawyers who discounts the idea that litigati...