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Allegedly defamatory claims in e-recycling report weren’t commercial speech despite some economic incentive

Electronic Recycling Ass’n v. Basel Action Network, 2019 WL 1453575, No. C18-1601-MJP (W.D. Wash. Apr. 2, 2019) Plaintiff ERA is a Canadian non-profit corporation that specializes in recovering, refurbishing, and reusing discarded electronic equipment or “e-waste.” When it determines that … Continue reading

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Literal falsity about independence of tests/test results supports $18 million in disgorgement (incl. interest)

Dyson, Inc. v. SharkNinja Operating LLC, 2019 WL 1454509, No. 14 C 9442 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 31, 2019) Dyson sued SharkNinja in 2014 for false advertising.  SharkNinja won summary judgment except for Dyson’s literal falsity claim for the period from … Continue reading

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statements about patent license status can violate Lanham Act’s false advertising provisions

Au New Haven, LLC v. YKK Corp., No. 15-cv-3411-GHW-SN, 2019 WL 1437516 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2019) Au holds the patent to a water-resistant zipper, and YKK had an exclusive “field of use” license that it allegedly exceeded, resulting in this … Continue reading

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Gerber Good Start off to a bad start in false advertising/allergy case

Hasemann v. Gerber Products Co., 2019 WL 1434263, Nos. 15-CV-2995 (MKB) (RER), 16-CV-1153 (MKB) (RER), 17-CV-93 (MKB) (RER) (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 31, 2019) Hasemenn  alleged that Gerber misrepresented that its “Good Start Gentle” infant formula was the first and only formula … Continue reading

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Variation in supplement bottle contents defeats consumer protection claim

Gaminde v. Lang Pharma Nutrition, Inc., 2019 WL 1338724, No. 18-cv-300 (GLS/DEP) (N.D.N.Y. Mar. 25, 2019) Gaminde alleged that CVS Krill Oil contains only approximately sixty percent of the 300mg of Omega-3 Krill Oil represented by the label, citing “independent … Continue reading

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NY false food labeling law still exists despite being old

Warner v. StarKist Co., 2019 WL 1332573, No. 18-cv-406 (GLS/ATB) (N.D.N.Y. Mar. 25, 2019) Warner survived a motion to dismiss his claims for deceptive practices, false advertising, dealing in misbranded food, and unjust enrichment, under New York law, based on … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit upholds denial of disgorgement despite willfulness & some sales diversion

Retractable Technologies, Incorporated v. Becton Dickinson & Co., — F.3d —-, 2019 WL 1346002, No. 17-40960 (5th Cir. Mar. 26, 2019) “A jury found that Becton Dickinson & Co. falsely advertised its products for years. The district court determined that … Continue reading

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