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A big cheer for local Federal District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema who threw out a lawsuit filed by an Arlington woman who says she gained three pounds on the “milk diet” which dairy companies have been promoting. Her lawsuit was against the industry.

Judge Brinkema ruled that individual people cannot take on the industry in court. An individual may file a claim for specific damages to herself but only a government entity such as the Virginia Attorney General’s Office can sue the industry.

The lawsuit accused the dairy industry of promoting the weight loss notion through a “massive, deceptive advertising campaign.”

Comment by Virginia personal injury attorney Ben Glass:

Federal judges have enough to do with real lawsuits to keep them busy all day and all night. In my opinion cases like this are some sort of a publicity stunt and have no business in the state or federal courts. The losing plaintiff will probably appeal this case thus consuming more judicial resources.