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Seventh Circuit denies writ seeking recusal of judge who authored article on lead paint case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 24 2010

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a paint manufacturer's request that it order the recusal of a federal district court judge who co-authored a law review article commenting favorably on a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling allowing plaintiffs to sue the makers of lead-based paint for injuries allegedly caused by exposure to lead under a risk-contribution theory where the specific manufacturer cannot be identified

FDA warning letter followed by consumer fraud lawsuits against mouthwash manufacturer

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2010

Immediately after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc. to challenge the company’s promotion of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash as an anti-plaque product, putative class actions alleging consumer fraud were filed against the company in California and Florida

SCOTUS grants cert. on Lanham Act standing for false advertising claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 13 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided to review whether an entity may bring a claim for false advertising under the Lanham Act against a defendant that

Class certification denied in false claims suit against beauty product manufacturer

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 31 2013

A federal court in California has denied a motion for class certification in a suit alleging that Neutrogena Corp. misled consumers by advertising

Court rejects FTC allegations that dietary supplement maker violated consent decree

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2012

According to a news source, a company that makes dietary supplements has prevailed before a federal court considering claims filed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the company violated a 2006 consent decree

Third Circuit adopts substantial compliance test for contempt of diet supplement ad order

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2010

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed and remanded a district court determination that a dietary supplement maker did not violate a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC

FTC charges juice maker with deceptive advertising after juice maker charges FTC with exceeding authority in regulating health-related claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2010

Less than two weeks after POM Wonderful LLC filed a complaint against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that new requirements imposed on food producers making health-related claims exceeded the agency's authority, FTC filed a complaint charging the pomegranate juice maker with "making false and unsubstantiated claims that their products will prevent or treat heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction."

Tentative deal reached in defective HDTV litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 27 2010

A federal court in New York has conditionally approved a settlement between Sony Corp. and a class of some 350,000 high-definition television (HDTV) purchasers who alleged that the sets have malfunctioning optical blocks that produce characteristic “yellow stains, green haze, and other color anomalies” on their TV screens

Putative class challenges “Super Stay” lipstick advertising claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2012

Plaintiffs from three states have filed a putative class action against Maybelline, LLC, alleging that the company’s marketing and promotions highlighting the long-lasting qualities of its lipstick are misleading, inaccurate and deceptive

Tweeting jurors could go to jail in California

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 11 2011

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has signed a law (A.B. 141) that makes it a misdemeanor for a juror to willfully disobey “a court admonishment related to the prohibition on any form of communication or research about the case, including all forms of electronic or wireless communication or research."