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Another court is allergic to In re GNC’s flawed reasoning on falsity

Hobbs v. Gerber Prods. Co., 2018 WL 3861571, No. 17 CV 3534 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 14, 2018) Say what you will about Seventh Circuit substance (and I have), I like the crisp Seventh Circuit style, which seems to influence the … 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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ad for a “true story” states an opinion, not a fact, when applied to an expressive work

Incarcerated Entertainment, LLC v. CNBC LLC, No. 18-480, 2018 WL 3677918 (D. Del. Aug., 2, 2018) Ads for TV shows aren’t immune from false advertising law.  However, “[s]ummarizing an argument or opinion offered within the show is different than a … Continue reading

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ad for a “true story” states an opinion, not a fact, when applied to an expressive work

Incarcerated Entertainment, LLC v. CNBC LLC, No. 18-480, 2018 WL 3677918 (D. Del. Aug., 2, 2018) Ads for TV shows aren’t immune from false advertising law.  However, “[s]ummarizing an argument or opinion offered within the show is different than a … 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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isn’t it good? mahogany wood isn’t always mahogany

Golden v. Home Depot, U.S.A, Inc., 2018 WL 2441580, No. 18-cv-00033-LJO-JLT (E.D. Cal. May 31, 2018) According to the complaint, authentic mahogany is prized for its beauty, durability, color, and ease of use in woodworking. It has a reddish-brown color, … Continue reading

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exercise company affiliation and ad revenue don’t make diet review into commercial speech

GOLO, Inc. v. HighYa, LLC, 2018 WL 2086733, No. 17-2714 (E.D. Pa. May 4, 2018) The court here declines to apply the Lanham Act to “companies that generate income through websites that review the products of others, without selling any … Continue reading

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