Friday, February 21, 2014

Time for trial lawyers to slim down

Megan McArdle looks at the idea of lawyers suing food companies over obesity - and quickly finds the real loser.
These sorts of lawsuits do suggest dire things about the future of one industry: trial law. As the great money machine that was asbestos finally grinds to a halt, having bankrupted nearly every firm that ever touched the stuff, the trial lawyers will have to find more promising territory to launch mass torts from. If this sort of thing is the best they can come up with, then they’re in real trouble.

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