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post-complaint changes prevent finding of irreparable harm

Pegasystems, Inc. v. Appian Corp., 2020 WL 137301, No. 19-11461-PBS (D. Mass. Jan. 13, 2020) Following on its denial of a motion to dismiss, the court denied a motion for preliminary injunction in this false advertising case. Because the alleged … Continue reading

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confusion is not irreparable harm in false advertising case

AMETEK CTS US, Inc. v. Advanced Test Equipment Corp., No.19-cv-02348-H-AHG, 2020 WL 133888 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 13, 2020) The parties operate in the market for “sophisticated electronic instruments in the automotive, telecommunications, energy, aerospace, power, research, medical and industrial markets.” … Continue reading

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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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