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Alkaline water false advertising claim is unappetizing, court rules

Weiss v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 8:18-cv-01130-JLS-GJS, 2018 WL 6340758 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2018) Trader Joe’s sells Alkaline Water, whose label includes: • “pH 9.5 +” • “Our Alkaline Water + Electrolytes is ionized to pH 9.5+.” • “pH … Continue reading

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False advertising about sperm sales is legal in Georgia, court rules

Zelt v. Xytex Corp., — Fed.Appx. —-, 2019 WL 423052 (11th Cir. Feb. 4, 2019) Reproductive rights advocates often make the point that legal interventions to prioritize fetal life over all other considerations have collateral consequences far beyond abortion.  As … Continue reading

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New York GBL Section 349 covers ordinary trademark claims, court rules

Mayes v. Summit Entertainment Corp., No. 16-CV-06533, 2018 WL 566314 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 18, 2017) (magistrate judge) Plaintiffs, eight professional models and actresses, alleged that the owners and operators of a strip club on Long Island (Summit) unlawfully used Plaintiffs’ images … Continue reading

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“100% grated parmesan cheese” doesn’t have to be all cheese, court rules

In re: 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese Marketing & Sales Practices Litig., 2017 WL 3642076, No. 16 C 5802, MDL 2705 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 24, 2017) Ah, implicature, how I wish judges understood you.  A product labeled “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese” … Continue reading

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“Australian for [American] beer” isn’t deceptive, court rules

Nelson v. MillerCoors, LLC, 15-CV-7082, 2017 WL 1403343, — F. Supp. 3d – (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2017) The court dismissed Nelson’s complaint, invoking lots of different consumer protection laws, based on Miller’s allegedly misleading marketing of Foster’s Beer, “an Australian-style … Continue reading

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