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Big Tobacco Lawyers Take on Food

Lawyers who racked up millions taking on the tobacco industry have a new foe: food manufacturers. More than a dozen attorneys who brought in record settlements now have filed suits against PepsiCo, Heinz, and other companies in the last four months that say the food makers are misleading customers with their packaging. The food industry has dismissed the claims, some of which could seek damages of billions of dollars, as frivolous.