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“recyclable” could be deceptive where local recycling isn’t widespread

Downing v. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., 2021 WL 2403811, No. 1:20-cv-11673-IT (D. Mass. Jun. 11, 2021) Keurig allegedly deceptively advertised its plastic single-serving pods as recyclable when those pods were not recyclable according to federal regulations. Keurig allegedly released pods … Continue reading

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Lost profits aren’t restitution for California UCL purposes

Lee v. Luxottica Retail North America, Inc., — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 2021 WL 2451109, A157657 (Ct. App. Jun. 16, 2021) Lee, on behalf of a putative class of California optometrists with independent optometry practices, brought suit against a competing chain of … Continue reading

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independent contractors as agents in creating fake reviews

RingCentral, Inc. v. Nextiva, Inc., 2021 WL 2476879, No. 19-cv-02626-NC (N.D. Cal. Jun. 17, 2021) The parties are cloud-based communications companies. RingCentral offers voice, virtual private branch exchange, audio and video conferencing, messaging, contact center collaboration, SMS, online meetings, contact … Continue reading

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9th Circuit: desire to purchase properly labeled product is too abstract for injunctive relief standing

In re Coca-Cola Products Marketing & Sales Practices Litig. (No. II), 2021 WL 3878654, No. 20-15742 (9th Cir. Aug. 31, 2021) The Ninth Circuit limits its injunctive relief standing jurisprudence in light of TransUnion. The district court certified a class … Continue reading

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two “kills 99.9% of germs” cases, divergent results

Mier v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., 2021 WL 1559367, No. SA CV 20-01979-DOC-ADS (C.D. Cal. Mar. 22, 2021) Another pandemic case, this one alleging that CVS’s Advanced Formula Hand Sanitizer misleads consumers by representing that it kills 99.99% of germs. The … Continue reading

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Weight Watchers’ pandemic termination of in-person services didn’t violate consumer protection law

Quintanilla v. WW Int’l, Inc., 2021 WL 2077935, No. 20 Civ. 6261 (PAE) (S.D.N.Y. May 24, 2021) Weight Watchers shut down in-person services due to the pandemic. Quintanilla alleged that WW’s cancellation of in-person services, and transition of its workshop … Continue reading

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infant/child painkiller case dismissed as preempted

Youngblood v. CVS Pharmacy, 2021 WL 3700256, No. 2:20-cv-06251-MCS-MRW (C.D. Cal. Aug. 17, 2021) Another infant/children acetaminophen consumer protection case. This one dismisses the claims as completely preempted by the FTCA. Plaintiffs argued that their claims are consistent with the … Continue reading

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two Zillow false advertising cases, divergent outcomes

REX – Real Estate Exchange Inc. v. Zillow Inc., No. C21-312 TSZ, 2021 WL 3930694 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 2, 2021) Rex sued Zillow and the National Association of Realtors for antitrust and false advertising violations. Surprisingly, the antitrust claims survive, … Continue reading

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“tested” can misleadingly imply high performance on test

Carder v. Graco Children’s Products, Inc., — F.Supp.3d —-, 2021 WL 3909953, No. 2:20-CV-00137-LMM (N.D. Ga. Aug. 31, 2021) Plaintiffs from fifteen states alleged that Graco made false and misleading representations about two models of children’s car seats, specifically marketing … Continue reading

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slack fill and “healthy” claims unite in one case

Stewart v. Kodiak Cakes, LLC, 2021 WL 1698695, No. 19-cv-2454-MMA (MSB) (S.D. Cal. Apr. 29, 2021) Plaintiffs alleged that Kodiak was liable for “(1) non-functional slack fill and (2) deceptive marketing practices” for its pancake and waffle mixes. Defendant misleadingly … Continue reading

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