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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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Fifth Circuit upholds denial of disgorgement despite willfulness & some sales diversion

Retractable Technologies, Incorporated v. Becton Dickinson & Co., — F.3d —-, 2019 WL 1346002, No. 17-40960 (5th Cir. Mar. 26, 2019) “A jury found that Becton Dickinson & Co. falsely advertised its products for years. The district court determined that … Continue reading

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smells bad? 9th Circuit approves tuna voucher settlement as not a coupon settlement

Hendricks v. Ference, 754 Fed.Appx. 510 (9th Cir. 2018) Objectors appealed the approval of a class action settlement over the alleged under-filling of Starkist tuna cans; over a partial dissent, the court of appeals affirmed. In particular, the court affirmed … Continue reading

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making claims against counsel’s advice could be willful for disgorgement remedy

Dependable Sales & Service, Inc. v. Truecar, Inc., No. 15-cv-1742 (PKC), 2019 WL 1407440 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 27, 2019) “Plaintiffs are 108 new-car dealerships located throughout the United States.”  TrueCar is a lead generator: online, it puts consumers in contact with … Continue reading

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failure to show damages from literal falsity still allowed injunctive relief

Nutrition Distribution LLC v. IronMag Labs, LLC, No. CV 15-8233-R, 2018 WL 6264986 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 16, 2018( “This is a false advertising case between two competitors in the business of selling fitness supplements.” IronMag allegedly unlawfully marketed its products … Continue reading

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consumer successfully pleads falsity for “weight management” supplement

Nathan v. Vitamin Shoppe, Inc., 2019 WL 1200554, No. 17-cv-01590-BEN-KSC (S.D. Cal. Mar. 12, 2019) Vitamin Shoppe sells Garcinia Cambogia Extract with a label promising “Weight Management” and “Appetite Control.” Nathan alleged that this was false and misleading, since GCE … Continue reading

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plaintiff suing for noncomparative false advertising fails to establish irreparable harm

True Organic Products, Inc. v. California Organic Fertilizers, Inc., 2019 WL 1023888, No. 18-CV-1278 AWI EG (E.D. Cal. Mar. 4, 2019) If trademark owners have cause to bemoan eBay’s application to Lanham Act claims, false advertising plaintiffs have even more, … Continue reading

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