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Ohio Supreme Court finds that Allen Iverson is not “The Answer”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

During his NBA playing career, former Philadelphia 76ers point guard Allen Iverson was known as The Answer. He famously minimized the importance of

Fourth Circuit embraces strict pleading requirement for false-advertising claims
  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2015

On June 19, 2015, the Fourth Circuit held that to state a claim for false advertising based on a theory that representations about the health effects

“Game over”: Aliens vs. consumer class action
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • May 29 2015

Two video game enthusiasts brought a consumer class action suit against Sega of America, Inc. ("Sega") and Gearbox Software, LLC ("Gearbox") for

Is organic the new natural?: the impact of a court holding that an “organic” claim is not preempted by federal law
  • Venable LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2015

By now, class action suits over foods using the term "natural" are old news following the age old American story: class action plaintiff meets

Ohio Supreme Court rules city of Cleveland’s taxation of nonresident NFL players’ compensation out-of-proportion to games played at the Browns’ stadium
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 27 2015

On April 30, 2015, out-of-state professional football players earned victories against the City of Cleveland, Ohio. In a pair of cases decided by the

Tenth Circuit rules that false advertising plaintiffs must alleged evidence of implied falsity and quantify damages at pleading stage
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2015

In a Lanham Act false advertising action by cosmetic surgeons against plastic surgeons - yes, those are two different things - the Tenth Circuit

California federal court declines to apply primary jurisdiction doctrine to false advertising class action
  • Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

On June 18, 2015, a California federal judge denied a motion by Gerber Products Co. ("Gerber") seeking to dismiss a putative class action for false

Supreme Court decision expected to touch off wave of sign litigation
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • June 26 2015

In an important decision for billboard companies, advertisers and cities, the US Supreme Court in Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona, No. 13-502, held

Scandalous and offensive trade marks: walking a fine line
  • Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
  • Australia, USA
  • September 9 2015

In the most recent chapter of a trade mark dispute that has spanned more than two decades, the United States District Court has upheld a Trademark

Baker v. Microsoft Corporation revisited: video gaming company seeks to stop class action plaintiffs from shortcutting the appeals process
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

We recently reported on a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing a district court’s decision to strike class action allegations in a