Blog: Licorice litigant loses
Catherine Sleep | 20 April 2004
We Europeans have long been fast to adopt trends set in North America. One of the most unsavoury is a tendency to head for the courts as a knee-jerk response to Anything Bad That Happens.
But there is a backlash. A German court took no time at all to dismiss a suit brought by a woman who claimed her insatiable desire for licorice had led to heart problems, and that Haribo, one of Europe’s largest confectioners, was therefore to blame.
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