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On December 26, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a national bank’s practice of posting payments to checking accounts in a particular order is a federally authorized pricing decision, and that federal...more
Last week, the Ninth Circuit issued a broad FDA preemption ruling that elbows aside federal deceptive-labeling claims in the latest slugfest between Pom Wonderful and Coca-Cola that has been going on for almost five years....more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held last week that The Coca Cola Company cannot be sued under the Lanham Act over the name and labeling of a juice product that is authorized by FDA regulations. In doing so,...more
Full text copy of the 330-age US FTC ruling that POM Wonderful’s claims about the health benefits of drinking its pomegranate juice constitute false advertising.
From Courthouse News:
“Pom Wonderful makes deceptive...more
Full text copy of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision dismissing POM Wonderful’s Latham Act false advertising claims against Coca-Cola for the labeling used to describe its Minute Maid Pomegranate Blueberry...more
On May 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit published an opinion that a trade group has standing to sue the Attorney General of New Mexico over that state’s credit reporting and identify theft requirements....more
On April 17, 2012, the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court held that federal laws and regulations do not preempt state contract and consumer protection laws, reversing an earlier trial court decision dismissing a...more
he National Labor Relations Board’s notice posting rule has been under fire since it was issued last year. In the past few months, the rule has garnered significant attention in courts around the country. The rule would...more
On August 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) implemented a rule requiring virtually all private employers in the United States to post a notice about workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act...more
The extent to which federal law preempts state law claims is an issue that has been in the forefront of drug and medical device litigation throughout the past few years. In the context of medical device litigation, the U.S....more
Without any U.S. Supreme Court guidance, and little to none from the Circuit Courts, the trial courts facing FLSA decertification motions are making up their rulings mostly from scratch, and the results are all over the map. ...more
On March 20, 2012, the California Court of Appeal Second District held that nonmandatory safety standards issued by the FAA in Advisory Circulars do not preempt state tort law on the standard of care. Sierra Pacific Holdings,...more
Supreme Court decision determines that the Clean Water Act's statutory scheme does not preclude judicial review of EPA's jurisdiction in enforcement cases.
In a much-anticipated decision, Sackett v. EPA, 566 U.S. ______...more
In 2010, New Jersey’s unclaimed property statute was amended to provide for the custodial escheat of stored value cards (“SVCs”). The New Jersey Retail Merchants Association, the New Jersey Food...more
A federal court recently dismissed a proposed class action accusing a food company of misleadingly labeling cooking oils as 100% natural when they allegedly were made from genetically modified plants. Robert Briseno, et al....more
The Seventh Circuit ruled earlier this month that federal food labeling law expressly preempts state law claims seeking certain additional health-related disclosures on chewy bars. Turek v. General Mills Inc., No. 10-3267...more
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U.S. SUPREME COURT DECLINES TO SETTLE CIRCUIT SPLIT ON IMPACT OF FAILURE TO FOLLOW FCA'S FILING-UNDER-SEAL PROCEDURES
The Supreme Court of the United States on June 27, 2011, denied certiorari in U.S....more
In a surprising decision that could affect thousands of pending lawsuits, the Supreme Court held today that federal law preempts failure to warn claims against generic pharmaceutical companies. Justice Thomas delivered the...more
We've blogged before about the split among Utah courts about whether Buckman Co. v. Plaintiffs’ Legal Committee, 531 U.S. 341 (2001), preempts the fraud on the FDA exception to Utah's statutory bar (Utah Code Ann. §78B-8-203)...more
This case considered the scope of federal preemption of state law product liability claims involving a medical device. The court held that for a medical device that has been approved for clinical testing pursuant to an...more