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Court refuses to certify 5-hour Energy false-advertising class action for lack of common proof

USA - June 14 2017 The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently issued an interesting decision (pdf) denying class certification in 15...

Ninth Circuit upholds FDA’s primary jurisdiction over “natural” labeling on cosmetics but orders stay rather than dismissal

USA - April 13 2015 Plaintiffs’ lawyers love to challenge products labeled as “natural,” with hundreds of false advertising class actions filed in just the last few years...

Hannah Chanoine.

POM v. Coke does not alter the landscape for food false advertising class actions

USA - June 16 2014 After the oral argument in POM Wonderful LLC v. Coca-Cola Co. (pdf), No. 12-761, the Supreme Court appeared all but certain to allow competitors to...

Andrea Maldonado Weiss.

I may have “standing” to sue for false advertising of products I didn’t purchase, but do I satisfy the “typicality” requirement of rule 23?

USA - June 27 2013 We recently blogged about one of the recent "class standing" decisions holding that a named plaintiff has standing to represent a class on false...

“Sure I didn’t buy it, but I’m suing for false advertising anyway!”

USA - June 17 2013 As we have blogged before, the food and beverage industry is facing a tidal wave of class action litigation alleging false advertising under state...

Kevin S. Ranlett.