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Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresses

Fast Company has a great story about the intricate operations and arguable shenanigans of mattress reviewers who are also paid affiliates. from Blogger http://ift.tt/2yosUTV

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9th Circuit is sour on sugar-sweetened beverage disclosure

American Beverage Association v. City and County of San Francisco, No. 16-16072 (9th Cir. Sept. 19, 2017) Plaintiffs challenged a SF ordinance requiring warnings about the health effects of certain sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on certain fixed advertising (e.g., billboards) in … Continue reading

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The hymn of Axiom: failure to disclose in FX trades doesn’t violate consumer protection law

Axiom Investment Advisors, LLC v. Deutsche Bank AG, 2017 WL 590320, No. 15 Civ. 9945 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 13, 2017) Deutsche Bank allegedly delayed execution of electronically matched trade orders in the foreign exchange (FX) market in order to benefit from … Continue reading

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Another “omissions about slave labor” case fails in Cal.

Sud v. Costco Wholesale Corp., No. 15-cv-03783, 2017 WL 345994 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 24, 2017) Sud brought the usual California claims based on allegations that Costco sold prawns for which the supply chain was tainted by slavery, human trafficking, and … Continue reading

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Breakfast break: energy claims not misleading by US standards

Spector v. Mondelēz International, Inc., 178 F.Supp.3d 657 (N.D. Ill. 2016) Mondelēz makes belVita Breakfast Biscuits and Breakfast Bites. Spector allegedly bought packages of Breakfast Biscuits in reliance on the package representations of “NUTRITIOUS STEADY ENERGY ALL MORNING”:  ​ The … Continue reading

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Failure to disclose effect of compensation on opinion isn’t actionable under Lanham Act (but maybe in NY)

Casper Sleep, Inc. v. Hales, No. 16-cv-03223, 2016 WL 6561386, — F.Supp.3d —- (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 20, 2016) Casper is a mattress e-retailer. (Discussion of a similar lawsuit it filed here.) Defendant Derek Hales is a specialist reviewer who runs http://www.sleepopolis.com, … Continue reading

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No duty to disclose child labor production in California, court rules

Hodsdon v. Mars, Inc., 162 F.Supp.3d 1016  (N.D. Cal. 2016) Mars sells chocolate, some of which comes from cocoa beans from Côte d’Ivoire, where trafficked children and forced laborers “wield dangerous tools, transport heavy loads, and face exposure to toxic … Continue reading

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Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016) Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products made by the Manufacturing Defendants. … Continue reading

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Court upholds SF’s required warning on sugar-sweetened beverage ads, including pure logos

American Beverage Association v. City & County of San Francisco, No. 15-cv-03415 (N.D. Cal. May 17, 2016)   The court denied plaintiffs’ attempt to enjoin a sugar-sweetened beverage warning imposed on certain soda ads by San Francisco.  The warning is: … Continue reading

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Notre Dame Deception Roundtable, part 3

Session 3 – Defamation and Speech Discussion Leaders: Amy Gajda, Rebecca Tushnet, Eric Goldman, Jessica Silbey   Silbey: Alvarez and a theory of deception as speech. The three opinions are helpfully, though perhaps erroneously, talking about bad speech in three … Continue reading

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