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Lawsuit Aims to Remove Soda from School

A group of lawyers who successfully sued the tobacco industry in the 1990s is now taking aim at soft drink makers.

The group plans to file a lawsuit here in Massachusetts to get soda machines out of schools, a move they say should protect kids from a product that contributes to childhood obesity.

Guests:

Susan Neely, president of the American Beverage Association, the trade group that represents the industry.

Dick Daynard, an associate dean of Northeastern University Law School and the chairman of the Tobacco Products Liability Project. Daynard is leading the litigation effort.

This program aired on January 4, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.

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