fbpx
News
June 15, 2006

Chamber Cries Foul on Fast-Food Lawsuit

Statement of Lisa A. Rickard, President of the US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on the Center for Science in the Public Interest class actionlawsuit against KFC, a division of Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum! Brands:

“The class action lawsuit filed today by the Center for Science in the Public Interest against KFC is a troubling example of a narrow interest group and their self-serving trial lawyer allies using a “regulation through litigation” strategy, rather than making their case where it belongs–the public policy arena.

“At their core, these suits doing little to advance the public interest. Common sense and personal responsibility should be the foundation of our society and reflected in our legal system. But sadly, these virtues are increasingly ignored as predatory lawsuits targeting deep-pocket industries become the norm.

CSPI’s lawsuit perpetuates a dangerous climate that only invites more frivolous legal speculation and illustrates the need for major reform. Their outrageous attempt to dictate through class action litigation what type of cooking oil KFC uses exemplifies what’s wrong with our legal system.

“We applaud the U.S. House of Representatives which recently passed the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act (H.R. 554), and we urge the Senate to pass the Commonsense Consumption Act (S.908) quickly to prevent even more irresponsible food consumption-related lawsuits.”

calculator bankruptcy system Blog Protect the Integrity of the Bankruptcy System. Don’t Let Trial Lawyers Destroy It Other Issues Blog West Virginia Wants to Pay Jurors More---That’s a Good Thing Asbestos, Other Issues Podcasts Episode 23: Torts of The Future: Drones Class Action Litigation, Other Issues Press Releases US Chamber of Commerce Institute For Legal Reform Issues Statement on West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s Appointments to the Intermediate Court of Appeals Other Issues Podcasts EPISODE 21: Summit XXI: Litigation Line of Sight: Class and Mass Action Trends in Europe Class Action Litigation, Data Privacy, International Initiatives, Other Issues

Cookie Notice

By clicking “I Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts.

Cookie Notice

By clicking “I Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Review Settings