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Litigation over the labeling of pharmaceuticals dates back to the mid-1800s. In only the last five years, however, two watershed decisions by the United States Supreme Court have established clear, albeit controversial,...more
Where product liability actions or government investigators have targeted a prescription drug, class actions follow alleging that patients are entitled to a refund of what they paid for the medicine. The theory of these...more
A recent case in the Northern District of California against Gerber over alleged misbranding of its “stages” baby food products demonstrates the difficulty companies face in knocking out food misbranding cases at the motion...more
Would “reasonable consumers” have regarded Paul Cezanne as highly had he painted numerous versions of still life with froot?
In the ongoing California battle over lawsuits against food companies alleging false and...more
When we hear news of developments in the world of torts that could expand areas of potential liability, we naturally think about whether insurance is likely to respond to that liability. One area that has us thinking these...more
In Harden Manufacturing Co. v. Pfizer, Inc., 712 F.3d 60 (1st Cir. 2013), one of three cases addressing Pfizer’s off-label marketing of the anticonvulsant drug, Neurontin, the First Circuit vacated the district court’s denial...more
The number of consumer class action complaints brought against product manufacturers under state consumer protection and/or false advertising law statutes continues to rise. This increase can be traced in part to some...more
In Karen L. Lawrence v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., No. 2011-574 (N.H. August 21, 2012), the New Hampshire Supreme Court overturned a class certification that had been granted in a case brought under the New Hampshire Consumer...more
Originally published in Washington Legal Foundation on August 3, 2012.
Class action lawyers looking for a shakedown have gone on a food binge. They have focused on the food industry and the ever-obliging federal court...more
Unfortunately, the number of consumer class action complaints brought against consumer product manufacturers under state consumer protection and/or false advertising law statutes continues to rise. This increase can be traced...more
Sometimes a decision bounces around a bit before it lands on our plates. But when we finally spot it and read it, we realize it might be worth a quick chew. It may be a tasty little tidbit like a particularly good Twiqbal...more
When most of us think of the First Amendment, commercial speech is probably not what springs to mind. A business talking about its products doesn’t fit our classic perception of free speech. It will never equal the “I Have...more
In a ruling that may restrict the future viability of false advertising class actions, the Ninth Circuit recently overturned a lower court decision certifying nationwide class status to individuals who purchased or leased...more
In the recently published decision Mazza v. American Honda Motor Company, Inc., No. 09-55376 (9th Cir. 1-12-12), the Ninth Circuit reversed the certification of a nationwide class composed of consumers seeking relief under...more
The Ninth Circuit late last month upheld the dismissal of a proposed class action concerning alleged off-label marketing of the drug Actimmune. In re: Actimmune Marketing Litigation, Nos. 10-17237 and 10-17239 (9th Cir....more
In a ruling issued on September 28, 2011, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that federal law preempted California consumer class action claims against the manufacturer of a contact lens cleaning...more
EFF is defending the First Amendment rights of a citizen-journalist to link from a public "wiki" to electronic copies of damaging internal Eli Lilly documents relating to the controversial prescription drug Zyprexa. EFF's...more