Consumer Class Actions and the Food Industry

American Tort Reform Association President Sherman “Tiger” Joyce writes in Food Processing about the growing trend of consumer class action lawsuits against the food industry.  Joyce notes that there have been hundreds of often consumer class actions leveled against both food producers and sellers nationwide.  Defending against these types of speculative, no-injury lawsuits is always costly – and those costs are always passed along in the form of higher retail prices.  Joyce concludes by suggesting policy makers enact effective reforms that will assure that the law works primarily for consumers instead of self-interested plaintiff attorneys.  To read the entire article, please click here.