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“wasabi peas” can be made with horseradish without injuring consumers given widespread use

Yothers v. JFC Int’l, Inc., No. 20-cv-01657-RS, 2020 WL 5015262 (N.D. Cal. May 14, 2020) Defendants sell “wasabi peas,” which, “allegedly like 95–99% of ‘wasabi’ products sold in North America, contains not Wasabia japonica but Amoracia rusticana, more commonly known … Continue reading

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another advertiser’s Google click fraud suit is revived

Singh v. Google LLC, 2020 WL 5202081, — Fed.Appx. —-, 2020 WL 5202081 (9th Cir. Sept. 1, 2020) The court of appeals reverses the dismissal of Singh’s California FAL/UCL claims against Google for allegedly charging for fraudulent clicks despite its … Continue reading

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Lack of competitive injury dooms false advertising claim against unauthorized image use by strip club

Geiger v. Creative Impact Inc., No. CV-18-01443-PHX-JAT, 2020 WL 4583625 (D. Ariz. Aug. 10, 2020) The court rejects a motion to reconsider its ruling rejecting Lanham Act false advertising claims based the unauthorized use of plaintiffs’ images by a strip … Continue reading

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selling w/in another distributor’s exclusive territory isn’t plausibly false advertising of authorization

Northern Bottling Co. v. Henry’s Foods, Inc., No. 1:19-cv-021, 2020 WL 4208526 (D.N.D. Jul. 22, 2020)  Northern is a PepsiCo bottler/distributor; it has some Exclusive Bottling Appointments that appoint Northern as PepsiCo’s “exclusive bottler, to bottle and distribute” a specific … Continue reading

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Just stocking a falsely advertised product isn’t enough for contributory liability

In re Outlaw Laboratory, LLP, 2020 WL 2797425, No. 18-CV-0840-GPC (S.D. Cal. May 29, 2020)  Plaintiff makes male enhancement products, allegedly in compliance with the DHSEA. It sued 51 convenience and liquor stores in the San Diego, California area; 23 … Continue reading

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“Belgium 1926” label on chocolate plausibly indicates current Belgian origin

Hesse v. Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., 2020 WL 2793014 No. 19-cv-972 (AJN) (S.D.N.Y. May 29, 2020)  The forgiving plausibility standard allows consumer protection claims about Godiva’s use of “Belgium 1926” on its American-made chocolates to continue. The court points out that, … Continue reading

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Reasonable restaurant consumers wouldn’t think “krab mix” had real crab in it

Kang v. P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Inc., No. CV 19-02252 PA (SPx), 2020 WL 2027596 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2020) Kang alleged that P.F. Chang’s “employed a classic bait and switch tactic whereby it falsely labeled and advertised food products … Continue reading

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No Lanham Act causation in another timeshare exit case

Westgate Resorts, Ltd. v. Reed Hein & Assoc., LLC, 2020 WL 674108, No: 6:18-cv-1088-Orl-31DCI (M.D. Fla. Feb. 11, 2020) Yay, another time share exit opinion. As relevant here, the court rejected the timeshare company’s Lanham Act claim because the allegedly … Continue reading

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Judge Alsup seems to think cosmetic mask claims are false

Miller v. Peter Thomas Roth, LLC, 2020 WL 363045, No. C 19-00698 WHA (N.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2020) OK, he doesn’t say so outright, but wait for the bit about the in-court demonstration he expects. Defendants PTR Labs sell “specialty … Continue reading

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another timeshare exit company can be sued under state law, but not Lanham Act

Orange Lake Country Club, Inc. v. Reed Hein & Assoc., LLC, 2019 WL 7423517, No: 6:17-cv-1542-Orl-78DCI (M.D. Fla. Oct. 4, 2019) Another timeshare case, this one kicking out Lanham Act claims but not FDUTPA deceptive practices claims on proximate cause. … Continue reading

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