Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 31st, 2004
The bill, dubbed the "Commonsense Consumption Act," bars lawsuits for damages against restaurants, food manufacturers, distributors, sellers or advertisers.
If signed by Governor Bob Holden, the law would take effect next January 1 and would apply to future lawsuits as well as any pending in Missouri courts on that date. Claims arising from alcohol consumption are excluded from the bill's restrictions.
The Senate voted 32-0 to send the bill,...
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