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IL Lawmaker Wants Lawsuits vs. Fast Food Slimmed Down

By AP/KWMU

Springfield, Ill. – An Illinois lawmaker wants to make it illegal to sue fast-food restaurants for making people obese.

State Representative John Fritchey (D-Chicago) says he'll introduce legislation next year to prevent suits against fast-food chains, food manufacturers and distributors.

Louisiana is the only state that has such a law on the books. Supporters say it would prevent costly and frivolous lawsuits.

Fritchey says he'll call law the Illinois Commonsense Consumption Act.

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