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Sun-blocked: California court dismisses sunscreen labeling case

USA - August 11 2015 It's summertime, and for many of us that means buying and applying sunscreen. Lots of it. Indeed, when selecting sunscreen rated at, say, SPF 30, we…

Jeffrey H Warshafsky, Lawrence I Weinstein

Catch of the day: tuna fish brand StarKist swims into a sea of trouble after agreeing to settle claims against it

USA - June 4 2015 StarKist Co. recently agreed in principle to a $12 million settlement with a putative class of plaintiffs concerning alleged under-filling of tuna…

Lawrence I Weinstein

A court in the Sunshine State blocks injunctive relief against Neutrogena sunscreen claims; meanwhile P&G cannot flush Charmin claims for the same relief in New York

USA - May 7 2015 Assume the following: plaintiff brings a putative class action under state consumer protection laws alleging that he bought a product based on false…

Alexander Kaplan

Tripping the light cran-tastic: Ocean Spray washes away attempted class certification

USA - April 9 2015 Class certification in false advertising cases often fails due to problems with the class itself such as ascertainability. But what happens when a…

Lawrence I Weinstein

Cereal killer: NAD un-sweetens some of MOM’s breakfast cereal claims

USA - March 17 2015 A recent National Advertising Division ("NAD") decision serves as a reminder that comparative taste preference claims can quickly sour without…

Lawrence I Weinstein