One New York lawyer’s dozen slack fill lawsuits over the past two years fits into the growing trend of increased food litigation, writes Aaron Elstein of Crain’s New York Business.
ILR research from earlier this year found an explosion of food-related lawsuits over the past few years. For example, there were only 10 slack fill lawsuits between 2013 and 2014. That number jumped to 65 between 2015 and 2016.
A St. Joseph’s University food marketing professor told Crain’s that these lawsuits “have nothing to with consumers or packaging,” but are “all about making money for lawyers.”