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MDL court rejects primary jurisdiction defense in hand soap antibacterial lawsuits
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 28 2013

A federal multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in New Hampshire has denied the motion to dismiss filed by the defendant in consolidated class actions


MDL panel vacates hearing on request to transfer Avon beauty product suit
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2013

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) was scheduled to consider later this month whether to consolidate for pre-trial proceedings two


Putative class suit against cosmetics maker follows FDA warning letter
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 8 2012

Less than three weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter advising Avon Products that marketing claims for some of its Anew beauty products violate the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, a California resident filed a putative class action against the company claiming that class members did not get the benefit of their bargain in purchasing the products.


Settlement reached in class action over BPA in aluminum sports bottles
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2010

Plaintiffs alleging economic losses from the purchase of aluminum sports bottles containing bisphenol A (BPA) have reportedly agreed to settle their claims in exchange for replacement of the products and $723,000 in attorney's fees.


FDA warning letter followed by consumer fraud lawsuits against mouthwash manufacturer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2010

Immediately after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc. to challenge the company’s promotion of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash as an anti-plaque product, putative class actions alleging consumer fraud were filed against the company in California and Florida.


Class action filed against soap manufacturer for false advertising
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

An Illinois man has filed a putative class action against the maker of an antibacterial hand soap contending that the product is no better than regular soap at killing germs but is deceptively advertised as superior to other soap products and sold at a premium price.


Infant formula recall followed by class action complaint
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2010

A Louisiana attorney has filed a putative class action against the company that makes Similac infant formula and a retailer, alleging that they deceptively promoted the product as safe for infant consumption while it was believed to contain "insect pieces and larvae," which "may cause diarrhea, gastrointestinal discomfort, and other serious health problems."


Federal court dismisses OTC drug litigation; reliance on agency warning letter misplaced
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 16 2010

A federal court in Ohio has dismissed with prejudice a putative class action alleging that promotions for over-the-counter (OTC) cold- and flu-symptom relief products with vitamin C were false or misleading and violated state consumer protection laws.