Update (May 28, 2011) [CORRECTION]: Minnesota Litigator jumped the gun below. The day of this post, Gov. Dayton vetoed the referenced bill.
Original post (May 27, 2011): Our legislature grapples with difficult economic and social issues. Our population is split more or less down the middle on critical questions about the role of government in our lives and in our society.
But we can, apparently, widely agree that if you are getting obese from consuming crap, you cannot sue the sellers or makers of “a food or nonalcoholic beverage intended for human consumption” for your obesity or related illnesses.
The legislature passed the bill. (Here is the Minnesota State Bar Association’s legislative recap from last week.)