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Dr. Pepper gets an upset tummy: Court approves conjoint analysis/price premium model in ginger ale class action

Fitzhenry-Russell v. Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc., 2018 WL 3126385, No. 17-cv-00564 (N.D. Cal. Jun. 26, 2018) (magistrate judge) Canada Dry Ginger Ale allegedly deceived consumers with the phrase “Made From Real Ginger” when, in fact, Canada Dry does not … Continue reading

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isn’t it good? mahogany wood isn’t always mahogany

Golden v. Home Depot, U.S.A, Inc., 2018 WL 2441580, No. 18-cv-00033-LJO-JLT (E.D. Cal. May 31, 2018) According to the complaint, authentic mahogany is prized for its beauty, durability, color, and ease of use in woodworking. It has a reddish-brown color, … Continue reading

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Consumer class action fails for failure to survey on the exact statements challenged

Townsend v. Monster Beverage Corp., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 1662131, No. 12–2188–VAP (KKx) (C.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2018) The Ninth Circuit remanded this case on UCL, FAL, and CLRA claims insofar as they challenge four specific on-label representations of … Continue reading

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make your own sexual reference: 9th Circuit partially reinstates male enhancement lawsuit

Sandoval v. PharmaCare US, Inc., No. 16-56301, No. 16-56710, — Fed.Appx. —-, 2018 WL 1633011 (9th Cir. Apr. 5, 2018) Sandoval brought a putative class action claim based on PharmaCare’s statements about its “male enhancement” product IntenseX. The court of … Continue reading

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Walmart’s allegedly secret customer return blacklist could be misleading, unfair

Maestas v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 16-cv-02597-KJM-KJN, 2018 WL 1518762 (E.D. Cal. Mar. 28, 2018) Maestas allegedly bought a car battery from Wal-Mart that purportedly came with a replacement and refund warranty. When the battery malfunctioned and he tried to … Continue reading

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Settlements allowing competitors to use term doesn’t insulate Clorox from its own possible deception

Gregorio v. Clorox Co., 2018 WL 732673, No. 17-cv-03824 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 6, 2018) Gregorio alleged that, to capitalize on consumer demand for “natural” home cleaning products, Clorox falsely advertised its “Green Works” cleaning products as “natural” or “naturally derived.” … Continue reading

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Natural/organic cigarette claims might be deceptive (with bonus First Amendment talk)

In re Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co. Mkting & Sales Practices & Prods. Liab. Litig., 2017 WL 6550897, No. MD 16-2695 (D.N.M. Dec. 21, 2017) Lots of claims here against Natural American Cigarettes. Ultimately, the court allows consumer protection claims … Continue reading

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