Torts, tort reform, food industry, Food Consumer Act, Cheesburger Bill, weight gain, obesity
This comment contends that tort liability can complement legislative and administrative government regulation of the food industry, providing sellers and manufacturers of food with an incentive to prevent consumers from over-consumption and becoming obese. Specifically, this comment supports the proposition that after government regulations are promulgated by Congress, claims should be allowed by state attorneys general to recoup Medicaid costs incurred in treating health conditions and illnesses caused by obesity.
Logan, C. W. (2021). Medicaid Third-Party Liability and Claims for Restitution: Defining the Proper Role for the Tort System in Regulating the Food Industry. Journal of Food Law & Policy, 1(2). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/jflp/vol1/iss2/6