John Banzhaf thinks you aren't smart enough to run your own life, that's why
we need billionaire lawyers.
JB is the trial lawyer who dreamt up the tobacco lawsuits that drained billions of dollars
from a legal industry and made lawyers like JB billionaires. That's billionaires with a B!
JB is the poster child for run amok trial lawyers, even by his own admission. With his â€śSue the Bastardsâ€ť plates on his car and his shameless self promotion as a â€ślegal terrorist,â€ť JB epitomizes all that is wrong with our legal system and the growing epidemic of law suit abuse.
According to Frontiers of Freedom Vice President of Policy Kerri Houston,
replacing personal responsibility with a â€śblame othersâ€ť mentality is a
dangerous position. â€śIndividual freedom and the accountability that goes
with it is one of our nationsÂą cornerstones, and replacing it with trendy
attacks on corporations does not improve out nations health. However, it
does provide open season for trial lawyers to improve their wealth,â€ť
JB is the head of a new troubling movement that believes there is no such thing as PERSONAL
RESPONSIBILITY! At a debate in Washington, D.C. he said before hundreds of disbelievers
that personal responsibility was "crap!"
JB has begun cultivating the next cash crop for the trial lawyers: fast food.
At stake is not only the abrogation of personal responsibility, but also the future of the
$115 billion fast-food industry -- and perhaps the entire food industry. A potential flood of
obesity-related lawsuits could cost the restaurant industry hundreds of millions of dollars,
legal experts say. Industry executives say that could result in job losses and restaurant closings.
And this is just the beginning.
What's next? Will he sue car makers for making cars that potentially kill? Will he sue
cereal companies for making Lucky Charms so darn tasty and thus potentially addictive? Will
he sue his mother for not teaching him better eating habits as a youth?
Whatever his next target, we'll be watching. In the meantime, stay tuned for more
information about the progress of his obesity litigation. Already, he's helped win over
$12 million from McDonald's in the first lawsuit targeting the fast food industry. Next, he's going after all six
of the major fast-food chains -- McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Taco Bell and