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9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, — Fed. Appx. — (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017) On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially … Continue reading

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Bee aggressive: Copied ad leads to grab bag of claims

Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 WL 2992663, — F. Supp. 3d –, 14 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 14, 2017) (report and recommendation) Fischer invented Fischer’s Bee-Quick, a product used to facilitate honey harvesting, and marketed it using, among other things, the … Continue reading

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Bee aggressive: Copied ad leads to grab bag of claims

Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 WL 2992663, — F. Supp. 3d –, 14 Civ. 1307 (S.D.N.Y. Jul. 14, 2017) (report and recommendation) Fischer invented Fischer’s Bee-Quick, a product used to facilitate honey harvesting, and marketed it using, among other things, the … Continue reading

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FilmOn’s chutzpah doesn’t pay off; labeling it a site of (c) infringement is protected by anti-SLAPP law

FilmOn.com v. DoubleVerify, Inc., 2017 WL 2807911, No. B264074 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 29, 2017) FilmOn, an Internet-based entertainment media provider, sued DoubleVerify, a provider of authentication services to online advertisers, for trade libel and related claims for falsely classifying … Continue reading

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9th Circuit upholds SF ordinance targeting false advertising by pregnancy centers

First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, 2017 WL 2766094, — F.3d –, No. 15-15434 (9th Cir. Jun. 27, 2017) First Resort, a nonprofit providing free pregnancy-related services, challenged San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, which targeted false or misleading … Continue reading

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Second Circuit holds that allegations of “systematic” underweighing plead injury in fact for specific individual

John v. Whole Foods Market Gp., Inc., 858 F.3d 732 (2d. Cir. 2017) John filed a putative class action under GBL §§ 349-350 alleging that New York City Whole Foods grocery stores systematically overstated the weights of pre-packaged food products … Continue reading

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Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017) Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded Fat Free Cheddar … Continue reading

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