Hugging and Chalking

This blog is about obesity and the inanity/insanity it spawns, the encroaching lawsuits and growing diet industry. Obesity is a matter of genes and personal responsibility. You can have an endocrine problem, or you can have a balance problem (too many calories and too little exercise). It’s not where you eat, but how much you eat; it’s not McDonald’s fault, or Mama’s fault, or Washington’s fault if your body is too fat or too thin. Rosabelle.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Is Will Smith fat?

If Will Smith is fat, we're all in trouble. Story here.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

McDonald's suit is back

Overlawyered reports that the McDonald's obesity case was reinstated January 26 on the highly technical grounds that the lower court applied the Federal Rule 9(b) "heightened pleading" standard to the New York consumer fraud statutes instead of the more lenient Rule 8. Also reported on in today's (Feb. 1) Wall Street Journal.