Law Firm “Science Organization” to Sue to Make Coffee/French Fries More Expensive



By Stephen Frank,  California Political News and Views

You might have seen the AP storythe LA Times story, the story on KSBY in San Luis Obispo for example that a lawsuit is going through the courts claiming that an ingredient in coffee and McDonalds French fries could cause cancer.  The organization has a typical radical Left type name the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT).   Sound like scientists with a political agenda.

NOPE.  It is a law firm.  What about those signing the amici brief? “Many of the amici have testified frequently in toxic tort cases, and several have been excluded by the straightforward application of Rule 702 or its state counterparts.  Some have lost income as a result of judicial gatekeeping, and most have seen their advocacy science curtailed by such gatekeeping.”

“But wait; it gets better.  Ralphael Metzger, at the same Long Beach, California, address is the attorney for CERT on its amicus brief in Milward!

The potential conflicts grow deeper and wider.  Metzger has represented CERT, which shares at least his offices, if not his alter ego, in lawsuits including CERT v. Brad Berry Co., Ltd., No. BC461182 (Cal. Super. Ct., Los Angeles County, Cent. Dist., filed May 9, 2011), and CERT v. Starbucks Corp., BC435759 (L.A. Super. Ct., filed April 13, 2010).

CERT has sued McDonald’s and Burger King over its claim that their French fries contained high levels of acrylamide, a chemical “known” to the State of California to cause cancer. CERT has sued Chemtura on claims that the company’s chemical fire-preventive products, known as PBDEs, cause injuries to wildlife and humans.”

But the Fake News media reports none of this.  The LA Times makes it appear this is a strictly scientific effort to save us from the scourge of cancer—like its lack of questioning the saccharine and alar scares of decades ago.  Why has the media lost credibility?  The reporters give a political point of view, since they refuse to even Google to find out the scams using “science”.  It took me 5 seconds after reading the KSBY/LA Times version of the story to figure out this is just another law firm looking for a big pay day.


Stephen Frank

Stephen Frank: Is the the publisher and editor of the California Political News and Views.  Mr. Frank speaks all over California and appears as a guest on several radio shows each week. He has also served as a guest host on radio talk shows and is a full time political consultant.

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