Monthly Archives: December 2018

“soluble” coffee case grinds on

Suchanek v. Sturm Foods, Inc., 2018 WL 6617106,  No. 11-CV-565-NJR-RJD (S.D. Ill. Jul. 3, 2018) I don’t know why this took so long to show up in my searches, but: this is a consumer protection class action arising from Sturm’s … Continue reading

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Program on Private Law call for fellowship applicants in private law and IP

PROJECT ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAW POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN PRIVATE LAW AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, 2019 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS PURPOSE: The Project on the Foundations of Private Law is an interdisciplinary research program at Harvard Law School dedicated to scholarly … Continue reading

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“As seen on TV” can be false advertising if seller hasn’t been seen on TV

E. Mishan & Sons, Inc. v. Smart & Eazy Corp., 2018 WL 6528496, No. 18 Civ. 3217 (PAE) (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2018) Plaintiff Emson sued defendants Masterpan and S&E for false advertising.  The parties compete to sell pots and pans.  … Continue reading

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Cheezit, the food cops! 2d Circuit reinstates claim over “made with whole grain” where most grain content is white

Mantikas v. Kellogg Co., No. 17-2011 (2d Cir. Dec. 11, 2018) Plaintiffs bought Cheez-It crackers that were labeled “whole grain” or “made with whole grain.” They alleged violation of New York and California consumer protection laws because such labeling would … Continue reading

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low volume of confused callers doesn’t establish irreparable harm

TrueNorth Companies, L.C. v. Trunorth Warranty Plans, LLC, No. C17-31-LTS, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 6438370 (N.D. Iowa Dec. 7, 2018) TrueNorth sued TN Warranty for trademark infringement and related claims based on the parties’ respective design logos:    plaintiff’s … Continue reading

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Pleading compliance w/test rules doesn’t plausibly plead compliance for consumer plaintiffs

Anglin v. Edgewell Personal Care Co., 2018 WL 6434424, No. 4:18-CV-00639-NCC (E.D. Mo. Dec. 7, 2018) Are there people who believe that Twiqbal improved consistency?  Because I do not understand the level of detail required. Here, the magistrate holds that … Continue reading

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Juxtaposition of claims about protein amounts and sources plausibly creates falsity

Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. HBS Int’l Corp., — F.3d —-, 2018 WL 6314282 , No. 17-13884 (11th Cir. Dec. 4, 2018) Hi-Tech sued HBS, alleging that the label of its protein-powder supplement HexaPro misled customers about the quantity and quality … Continue reading

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