You are here:HomeNews CenterInsurance News2004New Film "Super Size Me" May Spur Obesity Lawsuits

New Film "Super Size Me" May Spur Obesity Lawsuits

A new movie opened last Friday that some observers say might serve to spur lawsuits against fast food restaurants. "Super Size Me" documents a 30-day...
May 11, 2004

A new movie opened last Friday that some observers say might serve to spur lawsuits against fast food restaurants. "Super Size Me" documents a 30-day period during which director Morgan Spurlock eats nothing but food from McDonalds - morning, noon and night. During the experiment, he gained 24 pounds and his liver became so fatty that his doctor said that it had essentially turned into pt©. After completing the experiment, Spurlock regained his health. McDonalds spokesman Walt Riker called the movie, "a super-sized distortion of the quality, choice and variety available at McDonald's." Several states are considering legislation banning so-called "fast food lawsuits." Last Wednesday, the Illinois State Senate passed and sent to Governor Rod Blangojevich (D) a bill banning lawsuits accusing restaurants, food makers and food distributors of harming people's health with fattening food.

Filed under: