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EEOC’s discrimination claims against Hawaiian farming operations narrowed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

A federal court in Hawaii has dismissed in part a complaint filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against farmers and a recruiting company that allegedly mistreated Thai workers

Ketchup company wage-dispute class dismissed without prejudice

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2012

A federal court in California has dismissed putative class claims filed against H.J. Heinz Co. LP by a factory worker alleging that the company denied employees full wages by improperly rounding their time records while also purportedly penalizing and disciplining workers for “clocking in past scheduled start times or clocking out before scheduled end times”

Chipotle claims Kroger chicken product infringes and dilutes its trademark

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 13 2012

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., which operates 1,250 “fast-casual” restaurants throughout the United States, has sued The Kroger Co. in Colorado federal court, alleging that the grocery store chain has infringed the CHIPOTLE trademark by using the descriptor on its spicy fried chicken take-out products

New trans fat class action filed against Frito-Lay

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

Contending that snack maker Frito-Lay North America makes “improper nutrient content claims on products containing disqualifying levels of fat, saturated fat, cholesterol or sodium,” a new plaintiff has filed a putative class action against the company and its parent in a California federal court

Consumer fraud claims narrowed against Fruit Roll-Ups maker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2012

A federal court in California has dismissed several of the claims brought in a putative class action against General Mills, alleging that the company misleads consumers with the package labeling for its Fruit Roll-Ups and Fruit by the Foot products

Court dismisses robo-call litigation as to Domino’s Pizza

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2012

A federal court in Washington has dismissed franchisor Domino’s Pizza from litigation alleging that a franchisee’s use of automatic calls with a prerecorded message to numbers stored from previous orders violated state and federal laws prohibiting “robo-calls.”

“Evaporated cane juice” at issue in yogurt litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 18 2012

A California resident has filed a putative class action against a company that sells Greek-style yogurt products labeled with the terms “evaporated cane juice,” “All Natural Ingredients” or “Only Natural Ingredients,” claiming that they are false and misleading

Federal labeling law does not preempt claims against Joose maker

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2012

A federal court in California has refused to dismiss most of the putative class claims filed by a consumer against a company that made an alcoholic beverage containing high levels of caffeine, finding that a federal alcohol labeling law did not preempt state-law claims based on labeling or advertising and that the allegations of economic injury are sufficient to establish standing under California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL

Second Circuit confirms frivolous finding in hoisin sauce trademark infringement litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 15 2012

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld an award of $10,000 in sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 for the filing of a frivolous action related to trademark infringement litigation between companies that make and sell hoisin sauce

MDL magistrate excludes plaintiffs’ expert in DHA Omega-3 fortified milk suits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2014

A federal magistrate in Florida has decided that the opinion proffered by the plaintiffs' expert in litigation challenging "brain health" marketing