In response to this, the “Cheeseburger Bill”  was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004; it later stalled in the U.S. Senate. The law was reintroduced in 2005, only to meet the same fate. This law was claimed to “[ban] frivolous lawsuits against producers and sellers of food and non-alcoholic drinks arising from obesity claims.” The bill arose because of an increase in lawsuits against fast food chains by people who claimed that eating their products made them obese, disassociating themselves from any of the blame.
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