The New York Post has published an article highlighting a recent report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’ Institute for Legal Reform entitled : The Food Court- Trends in Food and Beverage Class Action Litigation – the report found that 22% of food related class action lawsuits are filed in New York State. LRANY’s Tom Stebbins was quoted in the Post article:
“New Yorkers are already well-known dining snobs — but this is just foodie foolishness.
There’s been a surge in class-action lawsuits filed in the city by persnickety Gothamites complaining about how their food is marketed — and now nearly a quarter of all such federal cases in the country are filed in New York state, according to a new report.
“‘The trial lawyers are getting fat on food lawsuits — and New Yorkers are picking up the bill,’ said Tom Stebbins, executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York.
‘People may laugh when Starbucks is sued for coffee that is too hot and sued again for coffee with too much ice, but these lawsuits should give everyone indigestion. The cost of defending these lawsuits is passed directly on to consumers like us.'”