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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 29 Sep 2011

Dune buggy maker to pay $715,000 penalty for alleged failure to report defects

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has entered into a settlement agreement with a dune buggy manufacturer over claims that the company failed to immediately report to the agency an electric motor defect that resulted in sudden acceleration incidents and injuries to consumers.

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 25 Aug 2011

Second Circuit upholds $1.9 million award to FTC for deceptive weight loss advertising claims

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that federal courts have the authority to award restitution in Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proceedings and that a district court did not err in ordering companies that make and falsely promote weight loss products to disgorge the full proceeds from the products’ sales.

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 17 Mar 2011

CPSC sues company for selling lawn darts in Missouri

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is seeking a permanent injunction to stop a company and an individual from selling lawn darts, which the agency has banned as a hazardous substance because they "present a mechanical hazard and an unreasonable risk of injury to children."

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2010

FTC charges juice maker with deceptive advertising after juice maker charges FTC with exceeding authority in regulating health-related claims

Less than two weeks after POM Wonderful LLC filed a complaint against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that new requirements imposed on food producers making health-related claims exceeded the agency's authority, FTC filed a complaint charging the pomegranate juice maker with "making false and unsubstantiated claims that their products will prevent or treat heart disease, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction."

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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 27 May 2010

Auto injury plaintiffs to appeal ruling affirming GM bankruptcy sale free of existing claims

Product liability claimants who lost their right to recover from General Motors LLC (GM) when that company's assets were sold in bankruptcy have reportedly filed a notice of their intent to file an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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