21 Jul 1997 Legal Brief: Tyson-Style Justice in West Virginia; ACLU Works for Free… For $450 Per Hour; Food Industry May Be in Court Next; Do You Want Fries With That Mouse?
“In a nutshell,” says Chief Deputy Attorney General Robert Bolcoz, “what this is about is a bunch of big-shot, high-dollar lawyers coming down to South Carolina to tell us what’s wrong with our principles. What’s wrong with lawyers — and being one, I can say this — is that at the bottom line, money is the principle of the matter.”
Will producers and vendors of food other than fruits and vegetables soon be paying hundreds of millions to trial lawyers, as the tobacco industry soon may do? Professor Brownell sets the stage for it, telling the Washington Times: “As a culture, we get upset about Joe Camel, yet we tolerate our children seeing 10,000 commercials a year that promote foods that are every bit as unhealthy.”
Lee is now suing both the Glade Valley Golf Club and Shawyer for $500,000.*
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