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high-tech look can’t fool reasonable consumers about orthotics

Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017) Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they are sold alongside … Continue reading

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A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue

Bratton v. Hershey Co., 2017 WL 2126864, No. 16–cv–4322 (W.D. Mo. May 16, 2017) Bratton sued over alleged slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy boxes.  He alleged that: Consumers spend an average of 13 seconds making an in-store … Continue reading

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Another outlet price deception case, with pictures

Stathakos v. Columbia Sportswear Co., 2017 WL 1957063, No. 15-cv-04543 (N.D. Cal. May 11, 2017) The parties sued Columbia, bringing the usual California claims, for alleged use of deceptive and misleading reference prices on merchandise in its company-owned Columbia outlet … Continue reading

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allegedly false claims of official endorsement by Trump can be false advertising

Bobbleheads.com, LLC v. Wright Brothers, Inc., 2017 WL 1838932,  No. 16-CV-2790 (S.D. Cal. May 8, 2017) Bobbleheads.com makes bobbleheads, including the Hillary Clinton Striped Prison Pantsuit Bobblehead, an application for copyright registration for which was filed Sept. 2, 2016 (and … Continue reading

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False advertising and the privatized state

Hansen v. Scram of California, Inc., No. 17-cv-01474, 2017 WL 1628401 (C.D. Cal. Apr. 28, 2017) When the carceral state becomes a business, can it commit business torts?  Plaintiffs sued Scram and Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS) for the usual statutory … Continue reading

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City of Chicago can sue pharmacos for falsely advertising opiods

City of Chicago v. Purdue Pharma L.P., 211 F.Supp.3d 1058 (N.D. Ill. 2016) The court sustained in part a claim by Chicago against defendant pharmacos, based on their allegedly deceptive and unfair marketing campaigns that served to “reverse[] the medical … Continue reading

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US companies can be enjoined from false advertising in China

Primo Broodstock, Inc. v. American Mariculture, Inc., No. 17-cv-9, 2017 WL 1502714 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 27, 2017) Primo is a Texas corporation that breeds and sells “highly disease-resistant” shrimp from the Ecuadorian litopenaeus vannamei strain. Defendant Robin Pearl has an … Continue reading

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