Minn. House Panel Approves Cheeseburger Bill

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In a move to prevent frivolous lawsuits, a state House panel in Minnesota approved the cheeseburger bill. It says you eat at fast-food restaurants at your own risk to your waistline.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Wisconsin's legislature may be in turmoil over union rules, but Minnesota lawmakers are going for the beef. The Minnesota State House panel approved the cheeseburger bill. It says you eat at fast food restaurants at your own risk to your waistline. In a move to prevent frivolous lawsuits, this bill blocks consumers from suing McDonald's or Burger King for weight problems. People cannot spread the blame for supersizing themselves.

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