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New York City launches ad campaign urging reduced portion sizes
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The New York City Health Department has launched a “hard-hitting” ad campaign encouraging subway riders to cut their portions of food and sugary drinks to reduce the health risks associated with obesity


Coffee drinker claims that Safeway misled purchasers of “Kona blend”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2011

After Kona coffee growers called for Safeway, Inc. to comply with Hawaiian regulations on labeling Kona coffee, a California resident filed a putative class action against the company in federal court, alleging that its Safeway Select “Kona Blend” coffee contains “very little Kona coffee bean content.”


Class definition in Yo-Plus litigation redefined on remand
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

A federal court in Florida has redefined a plaintiffs’ class in deceptive advertising litigation against the company that claims its Yo-Plus yogurt provides digestive health benefits


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


Putative class claims Nature Valley “100 natural” products are not all natural
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

New York and New Jersey residents have filed a putative nationwide class action with two statewide subclasses against General Mills, Inc. in a Minnesota federal court, alleging that the company has violated federal and state consumer fraud laws by marketing its Nature Valley snack bars as “100 Natural” when they contain high-fructose corn syrup and other non-natural ingredients


CARU recommends changes to “Froot Loops” website; Kellogg agrees
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

The Kellogg Co. has reportedly agreed to modify its “Froot Loops” cereal Website following recommendations from the Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU), which called for better disclosure that advertising is present within the site’s games and activities


Science publishers voluntarily dismiss part of copyright infringement case against law firm
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 20 2012

The companies that claim law firms violate their copyrights in scientific articles when the firms submit copies of the articles with patent applications to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have sought leave to amend their complaint by withdrawing these claims but will move forward with claims that additional copies the firms make infringe the companies’ copyrights


Ninth Circuit withdraws opinion upending settlement of false advertising
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn its previous opinion reversing an order that approved the settlement of class claims against Kellogg Co., although it has reached the same conclusion in its new opinion


Meat processor sues ABC news for $1.2 billion over “pink slime” reports
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 14 2012

Beef Products Inc. (BPI) has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News, Diane Sawyer and two former U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees, among others, claiming that they “knowingly and intentionally published nearly 200 false and disparaging statements regarding the company and its product, lean finely textured beef (LFTB).”


Advocacy coalition seeks FTC review of digital youth marketing
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

A coalition of advocacy organizations has filed five complaints with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against companies including McDonald’s Corp., General Mills, Inc. and Doctor’s Associates, Inc., calling for an investigation into Websites they purportedly use to promote food and TV programs to children