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Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 17 Feb 2012

Frito-Lay claims infringement of tortilla chips design and packaging

Frito-Lay North America, Inc. has filed a trademark and patent infringement lawsuit in a Texas federal court against a company that purportedly makes a similar tortilla chip product and sells it in similar packaging.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2011

New lawsuit claims Bear Naked Foods not “100 pure and natural”

California residents have filed a putative class action in federal court against a company that promotes its granola, cookie and trail mix products as “100 Pure and Natural,” despite making them with some purportedly synthetic ingredients.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 16 Sep 2011

CAMY releases study on radio alcohol ads

The Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth (CAMY) has issued a report claiming that “almost 1 out of 11 radio ads for alcoholic beverages in 75 markets across the nation in 2009 failed to comply with the alcohol industry’s voluntary standard for the placement of advertising.”


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 17 Jun 2011

California Air Resources Board seeks to keep cap-and-trade on track for 2012

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a supplement to the A.B. 32 scoping plan functional equivalent document (FED) on June 13, 2011.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 20 May 2011

GAO report criticizes termination of Yucca Mountain nuclear repository

A recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has criticized the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) 2010 decision to terminate the Yucca Mountain nuclear repository.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | United Kingdom | 13 May 2011

British ICO issues advice on new data privacy rules

The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued advice for businesses and organizations to ensure compliance with a new EU privacy directive governing the collection of online user data via “cookies” or other technologies that store visitor information on a user’s computer or mobile device.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 25 Mar 2011

EPA issues guidance on BACT for bioenergy facility emissions

EPA issued guidance March 14, 2011, for determining best available control technology (BACT) for carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at a bioenergy facility.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 29 Oct 2010

Putative class alleges Breyers “all natural” ice cream contains

A California resident has filed a putative class action against the company that owns the Breyers ice cream brand, alleging violations of consumer protection laws because its 23 chocolate-flavored products are labeled "All Natural" but also contain cocoa processed with alkali.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 1 Oct 2010

Ben & Jerry’s agrees to discontinue “All Natural” claims; litigation ensues

Two days after the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) announced that Ben & Jerry's had agreed to phase out claims that its ice creams and frozen yogurts were "All Natural," when some product ingredients are processed, a putative class action was filed in a California federal court against the company seeking money damages for false advertising and an injunction to stop the company from making such claims.


Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP | USA | 6 Aug 2010

California chefs claim EVOO fails to meet regulatory standards

Seeking to represent a statewide class of all those who purchased extra virgin olive oil during a four-year period, one of Bravo TV’s “Top Chefs” and individual consumers have sued companies that make and sell the product, alleging that it often does not meet international and U.S. standards.

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