Law’s Andrew Pollis discusses death of Massachusetts teenager after eating spicy tortilla chip

Teen’s death leads to outpouring of concern over spicy chip challenge as sales are halted
Associated PressAndrew Pollis, professor of law and director of the Appellate Litigation Clinic at the Milton and Charlotte Kramer Law Clinic, discussed the death of a Massachusetts teenager after his family said he ate an extremely spicy tortilla chip following a social media challenge. The event has led to an outpouring of concern and to retailers pulling the product from their shelves at the manufacturer’s request. Pollis said that a lawsuit brought by a family would hinge in part on whether the chip’s warning label was adequate—essentially whether it was foreseeable that a child would consume the product despite the warning.