Tag Archives: consumer protection

More outlet cases: traditional price claims survive; value claims are harder

Two cases: Dennis v. Ralph Lauren Corp., 2017 WL 3732103, No. 16cv1056 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2017) Plaintiff stated a consumer protection claim by alleging that Polo Ralph Lauren’s clothing sold at factory stores uses a price tag which represents … Continue reading

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Outlet sales of outlet-only clothes under brand name aren’t inherently deceptive

Rubenstein v. The Gap, Inc., — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, No. B272356, 2017 WL 3634212 (Ct. App. Aug. 24, 2017) The court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of a claim against the Gap for selling lesser-quality products at its Gap and Banana … Continue reading

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Plaintiff can’t win false advertising claim because there’s evidence on both sides

Korolshteyn v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 15-cv-709, 2017 WL 3622226 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 23, 2017) Ugh. Costco’s TruNature Gingko labels represent that the product “supports alertness & memory,” that “Gingko biloba can help with mental clarity and memory,” and that … Continue reading

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Tag-along state UDAP claim leads to $18.5 million fee shift against unsuccessful plaintiff

Procaps S.A. v. Patheon Inc., No. 12-24356-CIV, 2017 WL 3536917 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 17, 2017) This case stands as a stark reminder that adding a state-law deceptive trade practices claim to a federal claim can have serious consequences—the only reason … Continue reading

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OJ may be guilty … of adding ingredients without disclosure

In re: Simply Orange Orange Juice Marketing & Sales Practices Litig., MDL No. 2361, 2017 WL 3142095 (W.D. Mo. Jul. 24, 2017) Plaintiffs alleged that Coca-Cola sold Simply Orange, Minute Maid Pure Squeezed, and Minute Maid Pure Premium without disclosing … Continue reading

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9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, — Fed. Appx. — (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017) On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially … Continue reading

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9th Circuit upholds SF ordinance targeting false advertising by pregnancy centers

First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, 2017 WL 2766094, — F.3d –, No. 15-15434 (9th Cir. Jun. 27, 2017) First Resort, a nonprofit providing free pregnancy-related services, challenged San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, which targeted false or misleading … Continue reading

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