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Court Says Don’t Cry Over Steamed Milk

USA - January 19 2018 A federal court granted Starbucks' motion for summary judgment in a putative class action in which plaintiffs alleged Starbucks underfills lattes and…

Class Action Aims to Catch Canned Salmon Manufacturer for False Advertising

USA - January 16 2018 A class action complaint was recently filed against Bumble Bee Foods, LLC ("Bumble Bee"), the makers of canned fish and seafood. The false…

FTC Comes Down Hard on Mass-Mail Fraud Schemes

USA - January 9 2018 The Federal Trade Commission has issued a default judgment against David Raff, Millenium Direct Incorporated, and Ian Gamberg over charges alleging…

Brands Tap Into GM’s In-Vehicle Marketplace Feature

USA - January 3 2018 In early December, General Motors Co. ("GM") unveiled Marketplace, an in-vehicle commerce platform facilitating on-demand goods and services…

Judge Hits Ctrl+Alt+Delete on Facebook User Tracking MDL

USA - December 20 2017 Judge Edward J. Davila of the Northern District of California recently administered the coup de grâce to an expansive multidistrict litigation...

Preliminary Injunction Could Hinder Equinox Hotel Opening

USA - December 19 2017 Luxury fitness chain Equinox recently announced that it will be debuting its first fitness-oriented hotel in New York City in 2019, with additional…

U.S. Customs Determines Coffee Bean Country of Origin is Where Roasted

USA - December 18 2017 Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) published its final determination that the country where raw green coffee beans are…

Today’s Hot Topic: Food Advertising

USA - December 7 2017 From time to time I like to remind clients of specific network guidelines to keep in mind when developing advertising. One such guideline involves…

Just Like Grandma Used to Infringe: Trademark Battle Sparks Over “Nana”

USA - December 4 2017 Granny can’t catch a break. In the food and beverage industry, “NANA”-formative trademarks are plentiful. However, the owner of several such marks…

Soy Vey! FDA May Revoke Soy’s Heart Health-Claim

USA - December 1 2017 The FDA has called into question its health claim finding a link between consumption of soy protein and reduced risk of heart disease. Since 1999…