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prisoner’s consumer protection claim against false advertising of music player should proceed

Mendoza v. Inch, 2019 WL 1901811, No. 18cv66-RH/CAS (N.D. Fla. Feb. 20, 2019) (report & recommendation) Prisoners are an extremely vulnerable population; here a consumer protection claim may offer some hope despite the usual barriers to relief.  Mendoza alleged that … Continue reading

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antitrust/false advertising claims against Keurig’s K-Cup conduct survive

In re Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litig., 2019 WL 1789789, No. 14-MD-2542 (VSB) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 22, 2019) Big antitrust litigation in which many claims survive; I’m only discussing the false advertising-relevant bits, but the basic antitrust claims under … Continue reading

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“prevailing price” regs not unduly vague, but commercial speech doctrine may still defeat them

People v. Superior Court, — Cal.Rptr.3d —-, 2019 WL 1615288, No. B292416 (Ct. App. Apr. 16, 2019) The Los Angeles City Attorney asserted claims under California consumer protection law against the real parties in interest, including J.C. Penney, alleging that … Continue reading

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class action settlement can’t surrender state agency/CFPB’s rights to recover

Consumer Protection Division v. Linton, 2019 WL 1770524, No. 2609 (Md. Ct. Spec. App. Apr. 22, 2019) The court explains: The class action settlement at issue here involves vulnerable people who were poisoned by lead in their homes. Before they … Continue reading

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Cable service provider engaged in reverse passing off of DirecTV signal (and other bad acts)

Northeast Cable Televis., LLC v. DirecTV, LLC, 2019 WL 1767066, No. 18CV2559 (N.D. Ohio Apr. 22, 2019) DirecTV’s satellite television service provides hundreds of channels. For certain kinds of multiple-unit properties (usually a hotel or motel, hospital, college dormitory, or … Continue reading

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Allegations of patent infringement could be defamatory but not false advertising

GeigTech East Bay LLC v. Lutron Electron. Co., 2019 WL 1768965, No. 18 Civ. 5290 (CM) (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 4, 2019) “What started as a garden-variety intellectual property dispute has morphed into something less conventional.” GeigTech initially sued Lutron, alleging that … Continue reading

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advertisers’ claim against Google for insufficient credits for bad clicks continues

Adtrader, Inc. v. Google LLC, 2019 WL 1767206, No. 17-cv-07082-BLF (N.D. Cal. Apr. 22, 2019) Advertisers buy ad space on Google’s AdX, while website publishers (or network partner managers (NPMs) who act for them) use AdX to sell ad space … Continue reading

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