Lisa Wongchenko

Lisa Wongchenko

Morrison & Foerster LLP

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Arbitration: coming to store near you?

The food industry may be catching on to the growing trend of binding arbitration agreements. General Mills recently added a binding arbitration provision to the legal terms on its website, then withdrew the changes a few days...more

5/13/2014 - Advertising AT&T Mobility v Concepcion Binding Arbitration Consent Food Labeling Food Manufacturers General Mills Websites

Pom Wonderful Brings Food Labeling Dispute To The U.S. Supreme Court: When Are Claims Based On Allegedly Improper Product Labeling...

A long-standing false advertising dispute between beverage companies Pom Wonderful and Coca-Cola has reached the United States Supreme Court and carries far-reaching implications for other food labeling litigation. On January...more

3/28/2014 - Coca Cola FDA FDCA Food Labeling POM Wonderful

Two Judges in the Central District of California Dismiss Labeling Class Actions, Finding Claims Challenging Strawberry Images on...

Judges George Wu and Manuel Real both recently dismissed two class actions in the Central District of California that challenged the labeling of food and cosmetics as false and misleading. Defendants (represented by a team...more

12/27/2013 - Cosmetics False Advertising Food Labeling Reasonable Person Test

Judge Conti Weighs in on UCL “Unlawful Prong” Requirements in Food Labeling Case Against Frito-Lay

We recently discussed the growing conflict in the Northern District of California over whether plaintiffs need to plead reliance to state a claim under the “unlawful prong” of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Judge...more

11/5/2013 - Food Labeling Frito-Lay Unfair Competition

Conflict Reigns in Food Court: Court Allows “Unlawful Prong” UCL Claims to Survive Without Allegations of Reliance in Cases...

Judges in the Northern District of California can’t agree on what is required to state a claim under the “unlawful prong” of California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL). Judge Orrick’s recent decisions in a pair of food...more

11/1/2013 - Food Labeling Justifiable Reliance Sherman Act Trader Joes Unfair Competition

Court Dismisses Labeling Claims Against Wholesoy, Deferring to the Authority and Expertise of the FDA

Are judges in the Northern District of California losing their taste for food labeling litigation? In a recent win for Wholesoy & Co., Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers dismissed plaintiff’s “misbranding” claims concerning the...more

7/25/2013 - FDA Food Labeling Food Manufacturers Marketing Misbranding

Barbara’s Bakery and Naked Juice Settle GMO Class Actions and Agree to Third-Party Substantiation of Non-GMO Labeling

Class actions challenging “all natural” labels on products allegedly containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are all the rage in California. The jury is still out on how these claims will ultimately hold up, but some...more

7/18/2013 - Advertising Substantiation Class Action Food Labeling Food Manufacturers GMO Organic Third-Party

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