Joren Bass

Joren Bass

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Food Litigation Newsletter

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..100% Natural Tea Case Survives Dismissal ..Claims in Chocolate Case Survive Dismissal ..Court Denies Class Certification in “All Natural”...more

7/16/2014 - Class Action Class Certification Evaporated Cane Juice Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety Nutrition Facts Labels

Ninth Circuit’s Twin Decisions May Signal Decline in Employment Class Actions and Rise in PAGA Claims

The future of California labor and employment class actions took several blows this week. First, the Supreme Court of California issued a decision in Iskanian v. CLS Transp. L.A., LLC, No S204032 (Cal. June 23, 2014)...more

6/26/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers Federal Arbitration Act Iskanian PAGA Trucking Industry

California Supreme Court OKs Arbitration Agreements with Class Action Waivers, but Exempts PAGA Claims

The California Supreme Court has ruled that arbitration agreements with class action waivers are generally enforceable, but it refused to compel the waiver of representative claims brought under California’s Private Attorney...more

6/24/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Class Action Arbitration Waivers PAGA

Food Litigation Newsletter - April 22, 2014

In This Issue: - Decisions ..Court Dismisses In Part for Lack of Specificity ..Court Dismisses Evaporated Cane Juice Claims Where Labels Disclosed Sugar Content ..Court Dismisses In Part for Lack of...more

4/23/2014 - Class Action CLRA False Advertising Food Labeling Gerber Injury-in-Fact Jurisdiction Nutrition Facts Labels Unfair Competition

Food Litigation Newsletter - March 2014 (2)

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Rejects ‘Grossly Excessive’ Attorneys’ Fee Claim in Dismissed Case ..Voluntary Dismissal in Bumble Bee Class Action - New...more

3/21/2014 - Attorney's Fees False Advertising Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety

Food Litigation Newsletter - March 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Class Certification Denied in Ben & Jerry’s “All Natural” Ice Cream Case ..FDA Responds to Court Referrals Regarding “Natural” and...more

3/10/2014 - Ascertainable Class Class Action Class Certification FDA Food Labeling Food Safety

Food Litigation Newsletter - February 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Smart Balance Milk Labeling Suit Not Preempted ..Mott’s “No Sugar Added” Labeling Lawsuit Narrowed ..Court Preliminarily Approves Trader...more

2/25/2014 - Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Food Safety Mott's Trader Joes

Food Litigation Newsletter - January 23, 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Denies Class Certification in Class Action Suit Against Ben & Jerry’s ..FDA Declines to Revise Policy on “Natural” Food Labels ..Court...more

1/24/2014 - Ben & Jerry's Class Action Class Certification FDA Food Labeling Food Safety

Food Litigation Newsletter - January 8, 2014

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Bumble Bee Foods Wins Partial Summary Judgment in Omega-3 False Ad Class Action ..Final Settlement Approval Granted in Naked Juice False Ad...more

1/9/2014 - Class Action False Advertising Food Labeling Food Safety

Food Litigation Newsletter - December 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Dismisses Food Labeling Complaint Because Plaintiff Can’t Be Misled By Something He Didn’t Read ..Chipotle Defeats Class Certification in...more

12/13/2013 - Advertising Chipotle Grill Class Action Class Certification Dismissals FDA Food Labeling Monster Energy Drinks Settlement Summary Judgment

Food Litigation Newsletter - October 14, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..California Court of Appeal Clarifies Reach of “Reasonable Consumer” Standard in Food Labeling Cases ..Court Denies Motion to Dismiss in Part Food...more

11/13/2013 - Food Labeling Food Safety

Food Litigation Newsletter - November 12, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Rains on Plaintiff’s Vitamin Drink Suit Parade ..Potato Chip Misbranding Claims Half-Baked, Says Court ..Court: Pasta Claims Need More...more

11/12/2013 - False Advertising Food Marketing Misbranding Trans Fat

Food Litigation Newsletter- October 28, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Dismisses False Claim Case Against Weight Watchers ..Court Dismisses False Advertising Claims Related to Splenda Essentials Products - New...more

10/28/2013 - Class Action Class Certification False Advertising Food Labeling Preemption

Food Litigation Newsletter - September 30, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Partially Pops Plaintiffs’ Claims in Wrigley ..Lack of Standing Dooms Plaintiff’s Yogurt Claims ..Court Stands By its Partial Class...more

9/30/2013 - Class Action Class Certification CLRA Dismissals False Advertising Food Labeling Misbranding Preemption Standing Unfair Competition

Food Litigation Newsletter - September 16, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Trims Frito-Lay “All Natural” MDL But Rejects Preemption and Primary Jurisdiction Defenses ..Court Trims Claims in Gerber Baby Food Labeling...more

9/16/2013 - Antitrust Litigation Consumer Protection Act False Advertising First Amendment Food Labeling Misbranding Negligence Preemption Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Food Litigation Newsletter - September 3, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Class Certification Denied in Case About Coffee ..Court Dismisses Case Attacking Gerber’s Overall Marketing Message ..Court Denies Smucker’s...more

9/3/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Dismissals False Advertising FDA Food Labeling GMO Misbranding Misrepresentation Motion to Dismiss

Food Litigation Newsletter - August 20, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Strikes Class Allegations Against Nestle as a Matter of Law ..Complaint that Fails to Specify Products or Marketing Statements Dismissed ...more

8/20/2013

Food Litigation Newsletter - August 5, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..VitaRain “Natural” Caffeine Claims Against Costco Rules Preempted ..Court Refuses To Certify Most “All Natural” Claims Against Kashi and Bear...more

8/5/2013 - Class Action Class Certification Consumer Protection Act Dismissals False Advertising FDA Food Labeling Food Safety FSMA Jurisdiction Preemption Soda Bans Vacated

Food Litigation Newsletter - July 22, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Settlement in ConAgra’s “All Natural” Potato Class Action ..“All Natural” Case Involving GMOs Stayed to...more

7/22/2013 - Consumer Product Safety Commission False Advertising FDA Food Labeling Motion to Dismiss Settlement Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Food Litigation Newsletter - July 9, 2013

In This Issue: - Recent Significant Developments and Rulings ..Court Cites “Catalyst” Theory to Award Attorneys’ Fees for Label Changes ..Class Settlement Preliminarily Approved in Barbara’s Bakery “All Natural”...more

7/9/2013 - Attorney's Fees Class Action False Advertising Food Labeling Food Safety GMO

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