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nontestifying students are entitled to relief from for-profit’s false advertising

State v. Minnesota School of Business, Inc., — N.W.2d —-, 2019 WL 5778078, No. A17-1740 (Minn. Nov. 6, 2019) How do you decide whether nontestifying members of a class have been harmed? A majority here, over two dissenting Justices, finds … Continue reading

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incentivized reviews/targeted upvoting can be false advertising, court reiterates

Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 24, 2019) Supplement industry behavior is wild.   Vitamins Online sells dietary supplements online, including on Amazon, using the name NutriGold. HeartWise, aka NatureWise, competes with NutriGold, including on Amazon, … Continue reading

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incentivized reviews/targeted upvoting can be false advertising, court reiterates

Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 24, 2019) Supplement industry behavior is wild.   Vitamins Online sells dietary supplements online, including on Amazon, using the name NutriGold. HeartWise, aka NatureWise, competes with NutriGold, including on Amazon, … Continue reading

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Inability to quantify damages justifies finding irreparable harm

Harbor Breeze Corp. v. Newport Landing Sportfishing, Inc., 2019 WL 4570033, No. SACV 17-01613-CJC(DFMx) (C.D. Cal. Aug. 26, 2019) Harbor Breeze won a jury verdict of false advertising against Newport, a competitor in the whale watching tour business, but received … Continue reading

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proof of lost market share needs something extra to be irreparable harm

BioTE Medical, LLC v. Jacobsen, 2019 WL 3943166, No. 18-cv-866 (E.D. Tex. Aug. 21, 2019) “BioTE provides hormone replacement therapy … through a method called Pellet Therapy,” using an allegedly custom and proprietary formula using “bio-identical and natural ingredients that … Continue reading

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failure to disprove other possible sources of sales defeats irreparable harm in false ad/patent case

Citrix Systems, Inc. v. Workspot, Inc., 2019 WL 3858602, No. 18-588-LPS (D. Del. Aug. 16, 2019) Citrix sued Workspot for patent infringement as well as false advertising/unfair competition under the Lanham Act, the Delaware Deceptive Trade Practices Act, and common … Continue reading

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click tracking makes online false advertising harm reparable, preliminary injunction inappropriate

Carson Optical, Inc. v. Alista Corp., 2019 WL 3729460, No. 19-cv-1725 (SJF)(AKT) (E.D.N.Y. Aug. 8, 2019) Carson sells three products on Amazon that have a magnifying mirror: a folding compact lighted mirror, a round lighted mirror with suction cup base, … Continue reading

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