Obesity suits under fire

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., said this week he plans to file a bill that protects fast-food companies from recent obesity lawsuits.

"We are overweight as a society but to seek to blame this on sellers is an absurd trend in litigation that needs to stop before it gets started," McConnell told the Cincinnati Post.

The bill won’t keep companies out of court for making false marketing claims but will protect them from the recent rash of suits blaming food companies for obesity.

"The notion that we are a society of victims who have no responsibility for outcomes in our own lives is utterly absurd," he told the Cincinnati Post. "You shouldn't be able to sue someone else because of your own eating habits."

A similar bill has already been proposed in the House.

Cincinnati Post

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