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Another reason for statehood: DC law can’t confer organizational standing beyond Article III

Clean Label Project Found. v. Garden Of Life, LLC, 2021 WL 4318099, No. 20-3229 (RC) (D.D.C. Sept. 23, 2021) CLP, a non-profit, sued Garden of Life, a seller of prenatal supplements, for unlawful trade practices in violation of the District … Continue reading

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continued desire to purchase TVs suffices for California standing

Julian v. TTE Technol., Inc., 2021 WL 810228, No. 20-cv-02857-EMC (N.D. Cal. Mar. 3, 2021) Plaintiffs alleged false advertising of TTE’s TVs in violation of California and New Jersey law; the court granted the motion to dismiss but allowed leave … 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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ThermoLife wins appeal of Lexmark-based dismissal of claims

Thermolife Int’l, LLC v. Compound Solutions, Inc., No. 20-16138, — Fed.Appx. —-, 2021 WL 963782 (9th Cir. Mar. 15, 2021) ThermoLife got a significant success in this appeal of the dismissal of its false patent marking, false advertising, and unfair … Continue reading

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Advocacy organization lacked standing to litigate over foie gras claims

Voters for Animal Rights v. D’artagnan, Inc., 2021 WL 1138017, No. 19-CV-6158 (MKB) (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 25, 2021) Plaintiff, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing the interests of citizens who support animal protection, alleged that defendants violated sections 349 and 350 of … Continue reading

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Models’ false endorsement claims fail for want of recognition, bad survey

Souza v. Exotic Island Enterprises, Inc., No. 18-CV-9448 (KMK), 2021 WL 3501162 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 9, 2021) Another in the burgeoning genre of models suing “adult” clubs for using unauthorized images in online ads for the clubs. As this case shows, … Continue reading

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reasonable consumer isn’t required to interpret ingredient list for naturalness

Moore v. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Holdings (US) LLC, No. 20-cv-09077-JSW,  2021 WL 3524047 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 6, 2021) Moore alleged that GSK falsely labeled certain ChapStick products with the claims “100% Natural,” “Natural,” “Naturally Sourced Ingredients,” and “100% Naturally Sourced … Continue reading

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Lexmark applies to false endorsement, defeats noncelebrity claim (for now)

Abrahams v. Simplify Compliance, LLC, 2021 WL 1197732, No. 19-3009 (RDM) (D.D.C. Mar. 30, 2021) From 1985 to 2003, Plaintiff Daniel Abrahams contracted with the Thompson Publishing Group (“TPG”) to author a series of publications related to the Fair Labor … Continue reading

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prescription and OTC products can directly compete; many non-FDCA-based claims survive

Scilex Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC, 2021 WL 3417590, — F.Supp.3d —-, 2021 WL 3417590, No. 21-cv-01280-JST (N.D. Cal. Aug. 5, 2021) Scilex sells an FDA-approved, prescription-strength topical analgesic self-adhesive patch, ZTlido (lidocaine), which is allegedly often prescribed off-label, … Continue reading

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mere direct competition doesn’t plausibly plead false advertising standing

Allbirds, Inc. v. Giesswein Walkwaren AG, 2020 WL 6826487, No. 19-cv-05638-BLF (N.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2020) Allbirds sued Giesswein for trademark and related claims, and Giesswein counterclaimed for false advertising under state and federal law; the counterclaims are at issue … Continue reading

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