Laws and Legal Matters

Existing Food-Disparagement Laws

Pending Laws: Legislative Update

States That Have Rejected Disparagement Laws

The Oprah Winfrey Court Order

Post-Oprah Law Suits

Alar Cases

1992 Idaho Attorney General Opinion

Origins of Food-Disparagement Laws

Statements By First Amendment Scholars & Others 
  •Letter of Support from Rodney Smolla
  •Smolla Letter Opposing Proposed Arkansas Food-Disparagment Bill
  •Letter from American Booksellers Foundation for Freedom of Expression in Opposition to Proposed Arkansas Law

UK McDonald's Trial & Judgment

April 16, 1999