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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."


Class action filed against soap manufacturer for false advertising
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

An Illinois man has filed a putative class action against the maker of an antibacterial hand soap contending that the product is no better than regular soap at killing germs but is deceptively advertised as superior to other soap products and sold at a premium price


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


Court questions reliability of cat waste sniff tests, enjoins tv litter ads claiming superior odor control
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2012

A federal court in New York has issued a preliminary injunction ordering Clorox Co. to stop airing TV commercials which claim, on the basis of lab tests, that its cat litter product, containing carbon, outperforms products containing baking soda, which are sold by the plaintiff


Putative class challenges validity of ''magnetic wave technology'' therapeutic claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

A California resident has filed a putative statewide class action against a company that purportedly makes a line of products “labeled and advertised as possessing ‘Magnetic Wave Technology’” and “falsely implies that the magnets have a therapeutic value, when in reality there is no scientific evidence that the magnets are of any therapeutic or any other health-related value.”


Federal court denies class certification request in ''made in the USA'' tools case
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

In the last remaining case of multidistrict litigation alleging that Sears, Roebuck & Co. misled consumers by advertising its line of Craftsman tools, now mostly made abroad, as manufactured in the United States, a federal court has dismissed a count brought under federal warranty law and denied the plaintiff’s motion to certify a statewide class of claimants


Class action filed against athletic shoemaker for misleading performance claims
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2011

Seeking to certify a nationwide class of consumers, a California resident has filed a putative class action in a Massachusetts federal court, claiming that the defendant's toning athletic shoe line does not deliver the advertised benefits


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."


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