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Allegedly false statements on package/instructions didn’t plausibly harm competitors, court rules

Telebrands Corp. v. Everstar Merchandise Co., No. 17-2878, 2018 WL 585765 (D.N.J. Jan. 29, 2018) (magistrate judge) Telebrands sells novelty stuff; Everstar, a competitor, allegedly copied its stuff in unlawful ways.  Relevant to this blog, Telebrands alleged that Everstar engaged … Continue reading

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Ad intermediary lacks standing under Lexmark to challenge false ads

Congoo, LLC v. Revcontent LLC, 2017 WL 5076397, No. 16-401 (D.N.J. Nov. 3, 2017) A rare case discussing Lexmark’s proximate cause requirement in some detail. Congoo operates an online ad business as Adblade, an aggregator that serves as an intermediary … Continue reading

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9th Circuit rules inability to trust future representations provides standing for injunctive relief

Davidson v. Kimberly-Clark Corp., 2017 WL 4700093, — F.3d –, No. 15-16173 (9th Cir. Oct. 20, 2017) Rejecting a number of district court decisions, the Ninth Circuit finds standing to seek injunctive relief under California consumer protection laws even when … Continue reading

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Consumer’s ability to trust future representations provides standing to seek injunctive relief

Delman v. J. Crew Group, Inc., 2017 WL 3048657, No. 16-9219 (C.D. Cal. May 15, 2017) This is another factory outlet false advertising case. The J. Crew Factory Website sells clothing and other items at what appears to be a … Continue reading

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“information and belief” isn’t enough to allege competitive injury in false advertising case

Brickstructures, Inc. v. Coaster Dynamix, Inc., 2017 WL 4310671, No. 16 CV 10969 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 28, 2017) Brickstructures, a LEGO-structure-creating business, sued Coaster for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and false advertising under the Lanham Act. Given … Continue reading

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Allegedly disingenuous “not for human consumption” label can’t avoid supplement false ad. claims

Nutrition Distribution LLC v. PEP Research, LLC, No. 16cv2328, 2017 WL 3972509 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 7, 2017) Plaintiff sells natural supplements, specifically for bodybuilding.  It alleged that its natural supplements directly competed with PEP’s “Research Chemicals.”  PEP allegedly falsely advertised … Continue reading

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More outlet cases: traditional price claims survive; value claims are harder

Two cases: Dennis v. Ralph Lauren Corp., 2017 WL 3732103, No. 16cv1056 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 29, 2017) Plaintiff stated a consumer protection claim by alleging that Polo Ralph Lauren’s clothing sold at factory stores uses a price tag which represents … Continue reading

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