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“Happy Meals” lawsuit filed in California

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

Seeking to represent a class of California children younger than age 8 and their parents, the mother of a 6-year-old girl has reportedly filed a putative class action against McDonald’s Corp., alleging that it baits children by advertising its “unhealthy Happy Meals” with toys and thus “has helped create, and continues to exacerbate, a super-sized health crisis in California.”

Consumer interests seek FTC investigation of digital youth marketing; Doritos targeted

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 21 2011

Several consumer advocacy organizations have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) based on a report that “identifies, analyzes, and documents a set of digital marketing practices that pose particular threats to children and youth, especially when used to promote foods that are high in fat, sugars, and salt, which are known to contribute to child and adolescent obesity.”

FTC obtains preliminary injunction against internet marketers making acai berry health claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 20 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken action against companies that sell acai berry supplements, "colon cleansers" and other products online by featuring false Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray endorsements and illegally billing customer credit cards

Obama urged to finalize proposed regulations on food marketing to kids

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 30 2011

Public health advocates from around the country have sent a letter to President Barack Obama (D) urging his administration to finalize the April 2011 proposed voluntary standards for food marketing to children

Recent court developments: BPA, Nutella and Alaskan fishing regulations litigation

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 15 2011

A multidistrict litigation court in Missouri has denied motions for class certification in 24 transferred cases against companies that make baby bottles and sippy cups allegedly containing bisphenol A (BPA

Ohio AG brings consumer sales practices action against Dannon

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 17 2010

The same day that the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement over alleged deceptive advertising claims for DanActive beverage and Activia yogurt, Ohio’s attorney general filed a lawsuit alleging that The Dannon Co. has violated the state’s Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) by failing to substantiate the health-related claims it makes for the products

Study claims fast food companies not adhering to child marketing pledges

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 30 2013

A recent study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has claimed that fast food TV advertisements directed at children have allegedly failed

Markey requests FTC investigation of energy-drink claims

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2012

U.S. Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) has written a November 30, 2012, letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chair Jon Leibowitz asking the agency to investigate advertising claims made by energy-drink manufacturers

Rudd Center study suggests FOP cereal box claims are misleading

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 19 2011

Yale University’s Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity has published a study claiming that parents misinterpret nutrition-related health claims used on children’s cereal boxes

Outdoor food advertising allegedly linked to obesity risk

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 15 2013

A recent study has reportedly identified "a relationship between the percentage of outdoor food advertising and overweightobesity." Lenard Lesser