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CNBC reports on yet another piece of litigation that could have far-reaching affects in terms of future lawsuits.

According to the story, "Wayne Watson won a $7.2 million judgment Wednesday against supermarket chain owner Kroger as well as Gilster-Mary Lee and Dillon Companies ... His lawsuit charged that the companies were responsible either for making or distributing microwave popcorn that contains diacetyl, which is used to create the 'butter' flavor in the product ... he said he ate two bags of microwave popcorn each day and contracted a rare lung disease which a jury, after a day and a half of deliberations, ruled was caused by ingesting diacetyl."

This "popcorn lung" case is expected to create plenty of similar lawsuits, which could put both manufacturers and retailers at risk.
KC's View:
I'm not saying that someone who eats two bags of microwave popcorn a day deserves what he gets. But really? Two bags of microwave popcorn a day? I probably wouldn't bring that lawsuit just because I wouldn't want to admit that fact in open court...