Steve Milloy has a terrifying vision of the future over at FoxNews.com on how trans fats could become the next billion dollar liability bonanza:
However, the Democrat takeover of Congress raises concerns because trial lawyers are historically among the Democrats’ biggest financial supporters – almost 10 times greater than the food industry in 2006 ($65 million vs. $7 million). While Congress has no direct authority over the FDA and its staff, Congress may pressure the FDA and its leadership to change the [generally recognized as safe] status of trans fats in other ways -- such as through its investigative, appropriations and legislative powers.
A change in the status of trans fats would clear the way for personal injury lawyers to sue (perhaps on a class action basis) and start collecting big bucks for the alleged 1-in-5 heart attacks that the Harvard cabal blames on trans fats. It could be a multi-billion dollar payday that ranks among the most lucrative personal injury litigation for the lawyers.
And people like John Banzhaf are just waiting for the day.