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Yale, PCRM, and grilled chicken

Yale law professor Robert Solomon, director of clinical studies at the institution, is plaintiff's counsel in a lawsuit filed late last year contending that it is a violation of Connecticut consumer protection law for McDonald's, Burger King and Friendly's not to disclose to customers that their grilled chicken contains naturally occurring carcinogens (as do a wide variety of grilled, charred and barbecued food). Richard Goldfarb at Food Liability Law has tracked down the documents in Delio v. McDonald's (PDF). One nonobvious point that might be added, however: the "Cancer Project" promoting the lawsuit appears to be yet another project of the dubiously named Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, an animal-rights organization which regularly pursues highly publicized crusades against milk, hot dogs, and many other nonvegetarian articles of diet. If memory serves, though, they usually aren't able to draw on such fancy legal representation. For much more on PCRM, see the coverage at Overlawyered here, here, here, and here.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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