Silverman Delivers Torts Lecture at Cincinnati Law

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Cary Silverman delivered the annual torts lecture at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on April 13, 2017. Faculty, students, alumni, and community members gathered to participate in his talk, “All You Can Eat Lawsuits: Restoring Sanity to Food Litigation.”

Silverman, who also serves as an adjunct professor at George Washington University Law School, discussed the dramatic rise in lawsuits involving food and beverage labeling and marketing. He presented the findings of his recent study on class action litigation targeting food marketing and labeling, exploring where the lawsuits are filed and why, the range of products targeted and the types of claims made. The presentation highlighted some of the more ridiculous lawsuits, commonsense judicial rulings, and settlement outcomes. Participants considered the intersection between litigation and regulation, whether the lawsuits benefit consumers and how courts, legislators and regulators can respond to the surge in food litigation.