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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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Copying others’ claims without substantiation for one’s own services can be false

TRUSTID, Inc. v. Next Caller, Inc., No. 18-172-LPS, 2018 WL 6242493 (D. Del. Nov. 26, 2018) (report and recommendation) The magistrate addressed trade secret and false advertising claims, though there are also patent claims in the case. The relevant facts … Continue reading

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Restaurant can’t bring unfair competition claim against Trump Old Post Office claim for using Trump’s name to draw business

K&D, LLC v. Trump Old Post Office, LLC, No. 17-731 (RJL), 2018 WL 6173449 (D.D.C. Nov. 26, 2018) Plaintiff owns Cork Wine Bar, located in the downtown Washington, D.C. area. Cork argued that it faced unfair competition from the Trump … Continue reading

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Honey Badger don’t care for different reasons: court fixes artistic relevance but still doubles down on transformativeness

Gordon v. Drape Creative, Inc., No. 16-56715 (9th Cir. Nov. 20, 2018) Previous opinion discussed here; amicus brief that may have influenced the court to withdraw that opinion and put out a superseding one here. The court found a triable … Continue reading

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