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Heart of darkness: hedonic regression damages model allows certification in flushable wipes case

Kurtz v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2019 WL 5483510, Nos. 14-CV-1142, 14-CV-4090 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 25, 2019) Here, the consumer class action concerns allegedly false advertising of “flushable” wipes that have generated municipal lawsuits around the country. After remand to … Continue reading

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benefit of the bargain damages can be measured by cost of repair in car class action

Nguyen v. Nissan North America, Inc., 932 F.3d 811 (9th Cir. 2019) Nguyen bought a new 2012 Nissan 370Z with an allegedly potentially catastrophic design defect hidden in the vehicle’s hydraulic clutch system. “After the clutch purportedly malfunctioned—and Plaintiff spent … Continue reading

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Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, part 4

Legal Applications of Marketing Theory, part 4 Steve Ansolbahahere & Jacob Gersen, Harvard University, Dept of Government & Harvard Law School, Consumer Confusion in the Law of Food (Are People Misled?) Pom Wonderful case: Pom Wonderful Pomegranate Blueberry 100% juice; … Continue reading

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tell me no lyes: hair relaxer claims continue

In re Amla Litigation, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 3629226, No. 16-cv-6593 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 31, 2018) Plaintiffs brought fifteen claims, including false advertising, against L’Oreal based on alleged defects in the Amla Legend Rejuvenating Ritual Relaxer, which is used to … Continue reading

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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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Sock puppet reviews aren’t literally false absent additional non-identity literal falsity, court rules

Nunes v. Rushton, No. 2:14-cv-00627, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2018 WL 1271446 (D. Utah Mar. 9. 2018) Every time I think I’ve seen it all, I’m reminded that humans are not only stranger than we imagine, they are stranger than we … Continue reading

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To the spoliator does not go the victory in corporate betrayal case

OmniGen Research, LLC v. Wang, No. 16-cv-268, 2017 WL 5505041 (D. Or. Nov. 16, 2017) After OmniGen successfully moved for a default judgment in its favor due to spoliation of evidence, the court awarded damages on OmniGen’s trade secret, false … Continue reading

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