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9th Circuit rules inability to trust future representations provides standing for injunctive relief

Davidson v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 2017 WL 4700093, — F.3d –, No. 15-16173 (9th Cir. Oct. 20, 2017) Rejecting a number of district court decisions, the Ninth Circuit finds standing to seek injunctive relief under California consumer protection laws even when … Continue reading

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Consumer’s ability to trust future representations provides standing to seek injunctive relief

Delman v. J. Crew Group, Inc., 2017 WL 3048657, No. 16-9219 (C.D. Cal. May 15, 2017) This is another factory outlet false advertising case. The J. Crew Factory Website sells clothing and other items at what appears to be a … Continue reading

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Uncontradicted testimony that defendant’s claim lacks scientific support requires judgment for plaintiffs

Rosendez v. Green Pharmaceuticals, No. D071073, 2017 WL 4400011 (Cal. Ct. App. Oct. 4, 2017) (unpublished) Plaintiffs alleged that Green’s SnoreStop, a homeopathic remedy for snoring, was a sugar pill falsely advertised to stop snoring. Although the trial court found … Continue reading

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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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