The misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest, fresh from their loss earlier this month against KFC (May 3), has sued Burger King on the same theory that the legal act of selling foods that contain trans-fats is actionable. (Burger King discloses trans-fat content on its website, so any claim of failure to warn is patently false.) CSPI’s Stephen Gardner self-servingly writes about the suit on the Public Citizen blog without once mentioning the earlier slapdown, much less the fact that the reason trans-fats are so prevalent in the American diet today is that CSPI and its ilk worked so hard to persuade people to use trans-fats instead of saturated fats in the 1980s through similar tactics. CSPI should be suing itself. The question is why courts condone the misuse of the legal system to act as a public-relations device.