Category Archives: california

Uber’s safety claims not all puffery

L.A. Taxi Cooperative, Inc. v. Uber Technologies, Inc., — F. Supp. 3d —-, 2015 WL 4397706, No. 15-cv-01257 (N.D. Cal. Jul. 17, 2015)   Uber makes various safety-related claims, such as its website’s claims to offer the “SAFEST RIDES ON … Continue reading

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CD Cal rejects In re GNC for all the right reasons

Zakaria v. Gerber Products Co., No. 15-cv-00200 (C.D. Cal. July 14, 2015)   Zakaria sued Gerber, bringing the usual California claims, based on Gerber’s alleged misrepresentations that Good Start Gentle infant formula reduces the risk to infants of developing atopic … Continue reading

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False establishment claims not actionable under consumer protection law

Aloudi v. Intramedic Research Group, LLC, 2015 WL 4148381, No. 15-cv-00882 (N.D. Cal. Jul. 9, 2015)   Aloudi brought the usual California/warranty claims against IRG for its claims about its JavaSLIM product, a “green coffee bean extract weight loss formula.” … Continue reading

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Court certifies class against JCPenney for allegedly false "sales"

Spann v. J.C. Penney Corp., 2015 WL 3478038, No. CV 12–0215 (C.D. Cal. May 18, 2015)   Spann sued JCP, bringing the usual California claims, for allegedly “falsely advertising ‘original’ prices, ‘sale’ prices and corresponding price discounts for its private … Continue reading

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violation of labeling law is presumptively material and deceptive

Brown v. Hain Celestial Group, Inc., 2015 WL 3398415, No. 11-cv-03082 (N.D. Cal. May 26, 2015) (magistrate judge)   Plaintiffs sued Hain for selling cosmetics whose front labels used the word “organic,” but that did not contain at least 70% … Continue reading

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ascertainability defeats class but EULA doesn’t

Perrine v. Sega of America, Inc., No. 13-cv-01962, 2015 WL 2227846 (N.D. Cal. May 12, 2015)   Gearbox developed and Sega produced the game “Aliens: Colonial Marines,” “held out as the canon sequel to James Cameron’s 1986 film ‘Aliens.’”  The … Continue reading

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SDNY allows consumer "organic" claims to proceed

Segedie v. Hain Celestial Group, Inc., 2015 WL 2168374, No. 14–cv–5029 (S.D.N.Y. May 7, 2015)   Plaintiffs bought Earth’s Best food, body care, and home care products, and alleged that they were misleadingly labeled as “organic,” “natural,” or “all natural.”  … Continue reading

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