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NC bill would protect food vendors from obesity lawsuits

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Legislation is nearing final approval that protects North Carolina food manufacturers, sellers and advertisers from lawsuits claiming their products led to excessive weight gain.
    
The Senate voted 37-9 on Monday for legislation barring civil actions on claims that long-term consumption of food or drinks led to obesity and health problems.
    
Bill supporters say the "Commonsense Consumption Act" would eliminate frivolous lawsuits. Others argue court rules already prevent awards to people who contributed to their injury.
    
The bill also makes clear local governments can't pass ordinances like one that passed in New York City prohibiting the sale of large soft drinks.
    
The House already approved a version. The measure goes to Gov. Pat McCrory if Senate changes are accepted.

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