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Food advertising to kids deemed “inherently misleading”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

In an article titled “Government Can Regulate Food Advertising to Children Because Cognitive Research Shows That It Is Inherently Misleading,” two attorneys and a communications professor assert that the First Amendment is no bar to the regulation of “junk food” ads targeting children younger than 12 because they lack the ability to understand the advertisers’ intent


Tito’s False Ad Suit to Continue
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2016

A New York federal court has denied Fifth Generation, Inc.’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit arguing that its Tito’s Handmade Vodka is falsely


McCormick Black-Pepper Slack-Fill Suit to Continue
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2016

A D.C. federal court has denied McCormick & Co.'s motion to dismiss a competitor's lawsuit alleging the company's black-pepper packaging contains too


Food & Beverage Litigation Update: Issue 632
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • April 28 2017

A Massachusetts house bill proposing a one- and two-cent tax per fluid ounce of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has been withdrawn during a state


Inko’s Tea contains unnatural ascorbic acid, proposed class action alleges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

A group of plaintiffs has filed a putative class action against Inko's Tea alleging that the company's tea products contain ascorbic acid, "a


Ad watchdog calls on Chobani to discontinue “Farmland” commercials
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Advertising Self-Regulatory Council (ASRC) has recommended that


Julia Child’s Estate Files Publicity Suit Against Airbnb
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2016

The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts has filed a lawsuit against Airbnb Inc. alleging the home-sharing company used


Pickled Cucumbers with Citric Acid Are Not Preservative-Free, Lawsuit Alleges
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 6 2016

A consumer has filed a putative class action against Kimlan Foods U.S.A. Alleging the company misrepresents its jarred preserved-food products as


Chobani’s Chlorine Claims Against Dannon Remain Restrained
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2016

A New York federal court has rejected Chobani, LLC's motion for reconsideration of a preliminary injunction preventing the company from claiming in


Nationwide class certified in false-advertising suit against POM Wonderful
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in California has certified a nationwide class of consumers who purchased a POM Wonderful pomegranate juice product between October 2005 and September 2010 and allege that the company’s health-related benefit claims are false and misleading