Category Archives: class actions

court certifies 11 state classes in "All Natural" challenge

In re ConAgra Foods, Inc., No. CV 11–05379, 2015 WL 1062756 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 23, 2015)   I’ve tried to limit discussion of many issues in this huge opinion (40,000 words without footnotes). Plaintiffs, consumers from eleven different states, alleged … Continue reading

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No standing for injunction-only class

Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015)   Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that Visionworks’s buy one get one … Continue reading

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organic cosmetics class certified

Brown v. Hain Celestial Group, Inc., No. C 11-03082, 2014 WL 6306581 (N.D. Cal. Nov. 14, 2014) Hain has staved off class actions several times, but not here: the court certified a class of purchasers of Avalon Organics and Jason … Continue reading

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Prior class settlement precludes state from seeking restitution for false advertising

California v. IntelliGender, LLC, — F.3d —, No. 13–56806, 2014 WL 5786718 (9th Cir. Nov. 7, 2014) The 9th Circuit held that a CAFA-compliant settlement precluded the People of the State of California, acting through their representatives (here San Diego’s … Continue reading

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Ascertain this: All Natural liability class certified

Lilly v. Jamba Juice Company, No. 13-cv-02998, 2014 WL 4652283 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 18, 2014) Earlier Jamba Juice proceeding.  Plaintiffs moved to certify a California class of purchasers of certain frozen Jamba Juice Smoothie Kit products using “All Natural” prominently … Continue reading

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Breaking (season) bad: Apple’s season pass promise could violate UCL

Lazebnik v. Apple, Inc., 2014 WL 4275008, No. 5:13–CV–04145 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2014) The plaintiff sued Apple for misrepresenting its Breaking Bad “season pass.”  As the court explained, “[f]rom the time Season 5 of Breaking Bad was first announced, … Continue reading

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Coffee’s for classes: 7th Cir. reinstates class action over instant coffee

Suchanek v. Sturm Foods, Inc., No. 13-3843, 2014 WL 4116493 (7th Cir. Aug. 22, 2014) Sturm entered the market for Keurig-compatible individual coffee pods (K-Cups) once patent protection expired, but according to plaintiffs they jumped the gun. The Seventh Circuit … Continue reading

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