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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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OJ may be guilty … of adding ingredients without disclosure

In re: Simply Orange Orange Juice Marketing & Sales Practices Litig., MDL No. 2361, 2017 WL 3142095 (W.D. Mo. Jul. 24, 2017) Plaintiffs alleged that Coca-Cola sold Simply Orange, Minute Maid Pure Squeezed, and Minute Maid Pure Premium without disclosing … Continue reading

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Second Circuit holds that allegations of “systematic” underweighing plead injury in fact for specific individual

John v. Whole Foods Market Gp., Inc., 858 F.3d 732 (2d. Cir. 2017) John filed a putative class action under GBL §§ 349-350 alleging that New York City Whole Foods grocery stores systematically overstated the weights of pre-packaged food products … Continue reading

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Certified party lacks standing to challenge certifier’s claims to fairness

Camarda v. Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc, 2015 WL 13159050, No. 13-00871 (D.D.C. Jul. 6, 2015) Westlaw’s impenetrable algorithm threw this up, and I’m blogging it now because of the relatively rare discussion of direct causation under Lexmark.  … Continue reading

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