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Allegedly rigged “review” site was commercial speech, but falsity still not pled

GOLO, LLC v. Higher Health Network, LLC, No. 18-cv-2434-GPC-MSB, 2019 WL 446251 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 5, 2019) GOLO sells a weight loss program and a proprietary supplement to help promote weight loss. HHN defendants published a review of this supplement, … Continue reading

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Allegedly rigged “review” site was commercial speech, but falsity still not pled

GOLO, LLC v. Higher Health Network, LLC, No. 18-cv-2434-GPC-MSB, 2019 WL 446251 (S.D. Cal. Feb. 5, 2019) GOLO sells a weight loss program and a proprietary supplement to help promote weight loss. HHN defendants published a review of this supplement, … Continue reading

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Neighboring farmers have Lanham Act standing where false ads allegedly prompted pesticide use

In re Dicamba Herbicides Litig., MDL No. 2820, 2019 WL 460500 (E.D. Mo. Feb. 6, 2019) Plaintiffs, twenty-one soybean farmers from eight states (Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Tennessee), alleged that their soybean crops were damaged … Continue reading

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Alkaline water false advertising claim is unappetizing, court rules

Weiss v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 8:18-cv-01130-JLS-GJS, 2018 WL 6340758 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 20, 2018) Trader Joe’s sells Alkaline Water, whose label includes: • “pH 9.5 +” • “Our Alkaline Water + Electrolytes is ionized to pH 9.5+.” • “pH … Continue reading

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100% Natural chicken claims might mislead about antibiotics and other features

Friends of the Earth v. Sanderson Farms, Inc., 2018 WL 7197394, No. 17-cv-03592-RS (N.D. Cal. Dec. 2, 2018) FOE sued Sanderson, alleging FAL and UCL claims against Sanderson’s “100% Natural” advertising for its chicken, in particular that that the ads … Continue reading

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False advertising about sperm sales is legal in Georgia, court rules

Zelt v. Xytex Corp., — Fed.Appx. —-, 2019 WL 423052 (11th Cir. Feb. 4, 2019) Reproductive rights advocates often make the point that legal interventions to prioritize fetal life over all other considerations have collateral consequences far beyond abortion.  As … Continue reading

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What’s UpCounsel? LegalForce thinks it’s false advertising

LegalForce RAPC Worldwide P.C. v. UpCounsel, Inc., 2019 WL 160335, No. 18-cv-02573-YGR (N.D. Cal. Jan. 10, 2019) LegalForce’s litigation against various competitors in the trademark registration world continues.  UpCounsel “is an online marketplace for legal services that enables users (primarily … Continue reading

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