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The last couple of times we’ve commented on new law review articles, we haven’t liked what we’ve seen very much. We’re gluttons for punishment, however, and this time we were rewarded. We found a couple of recent law review...more
Brand is everything! The ability and opportunities to extend a brand’s reach are vast, with the smallest companies able to brand globally. Equally important is protecting an established brand. Competitors and consumers can...more
The Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth)(TG Act):
- Provides a national framework for the regulation of medicinal products.
- Provides a national system to control the quality, safety, efficacy and timely availability...more
For several years now, dietary supplement advertising has been squarely on the radar of the FTC, state regulators, self-regulators, and last but never least, plaintiff’s lawyers. A recent FTC settlement with the makers of the...more
In Eckler v. Neutrogena (certified for publication 7/1/15, Case No. B2536910), the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, upheld the trial court’s determination that plaintiffs’ claims of mislabeling sunscreen...more
On June 23, 2015, the Ninth Circuit in Cabral v. Supple LLC, — Fed. Appx. –, 2015 WL 3855142 (9th Cir. June 23, 2015) placed a significant hurdle in the path of false advertising class actions. Specifically, the Court held...more
The Ninth Circuit has held that a district court abused its discretion in certifying a class based on allegedly false health claims because not all class members saw the advertising. The Ninth Circuit said that the trial...more
The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision affirming a district court’s order dismissing a false advertising claim against GNC and Rite Aid relating to several supplement products containing glucosamine and chondroitin, as...more
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) continues to focus on misleading and deceptive advertising and communication strategies adopted by businesses selling products and services as an enforcement priority....more
While some of us are naturally jacked up—have you seen Bexis in short sleeves?—others turn to supplements to build up their beach bodies. We are not talking about the injectables favored by 1970s East German Olympians or...more
This morning, the FTC announced that it had stopped a group of 15 companies and 7 individuals from using deceptive “risk-free trial” offers to sell skincare products online. At the Commission’s request, a federal court issued...more
A New Jersey federal court ruled that plaintiffs once again failed to demonstrate the ascertainability of a class of purchasers seeking to challenge “all natural” claims by the makers of Skinnygirl Margarita. Stewart v. Beam...more
On June 13, 2015, the Government of Canada published proposed amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) that, if adopted, would significantly change key elements of the nutrition labelling of food products. The most...more
CARU Stresses Out Over Claims for Spa Product -
The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) was stressed out over implied claims made by The Maya Group for its Orbeez Body Spa.
The product consists of an...more
The recent market for artisanal and handcrafted goods has spawned a spate of consumer class actions against makers of popular liquors, including Tito’s Vodka, Maker’s Mark, and Jim Beam, for using terms like “handmade,”...more
On May 26, 2015, the Solicitor General’s office responded to the United States Supreme Court’s Oct. 14, 2014 invitation for the government’s views on the certiorari petition filed in Athena Cosmetics, Inc. v. Allergan, Inc.,...more
Fifty Years Later, Still Feeling the Impact of 1965 -
In 1965, TV spots ran for 60 seconds . . . mostly in black & white.
A first-class stamp cost five cents. (Remember mail?)
Bonanza ruled the airwaves, while...more
StarKist Co. recently agreed in principle to a $12 million settlement with a putative class of plaintiffs concerning alleged under-filling of tuna fish cans. But agreeing on the dollar figure seems to have been the easy part;...more
California bill to require warning labels on sugary drinks dies in committee.
On April 29, a bill that would have required warning labels on sugary soft drinks failed to move forward in the California legislature. The...more
Plaintiffs’ class action attorneys tend to follow trends. They are a savvy breed of attorney, at once creative and lazy (or efficient, depending on one’s perspective). One attorney discovers a statute, claim, or industry, and...more
Here at the DDL Blog, we write from time to time on food litigation. You might think it’s out of left field, and sometimes we even justify our food posts by pointing out that the “F” in FDCA stands for “Food.” But we need...more
On May 18, 2015, the FTC announced a settlement with Nice-Pak Products, Inc., concerning claims that its moist wipes are “flushable,” “break apart after being flushed,” and are “safe” for sewer and septic systems. Nice-Pak...more
Coco Chanel said that nature gives you your face at 20, but you earn your face at 50. Perhaps that is not so different from Mark Twain’s theory that one’s wrinkles should merely be monuments to smiles. Those platitudes do...more
Could consumers have plausibly believed that one of the country’s top-selling bourbon brands is “handmade”? Not according to one federal district court in Florida, which recently dismissed a class action alleging Maker’s...more
KIND LLC faces challenges from FDA on its labeling claims.
KIND LLC, a New York-based natural foods company, says it is working closely with the FDA to address issues raised by the agency in a warning letter over label...more
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