Tag Archives: tortious interference

a few misrepresentations aren’t commercial advertising or promotion

Solmetex, LLC v. Dental Recycling, Inc., No. 17-cv-860, 2017 WL 2840282 (S.D.N.Y. Jun. 26, 2017) The parties compete in the market for devices for removing particulate from dental office wastewater. (Did I mention how much I love learning about market … Continue reading

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allegedly false generic claims not actionable, but contributory liability possible

Concordia Pharm. Inc., S.À.R.L. v. Winder Laboratories, LLC, 16-CV-00004 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 15, 2017) Concordia makes Donnatal to treat irritable bowel syndrome and acute enterocolitis.  (There’s related litigation that ended badly for the defendant there.)  Concordia’s predecessor had conditional approval … Continue reading

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allegedly false generic claims not actionable, but contributory liability possible

Concordia Pharm. Inc., S.À.R.L. v. Winder Laboratories, LLC, 16-CV-00004 (N.D. Ga. Mar. 15, 2017) Concordia makes Donnatal to treat irritable bowel syndrome and acute enterocolitis.  (There’s related litigation that ended badly for the defendant there.)  Concordia’s predecessor had conditional approval … Continue reading

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Failing to disclose refund policy does not make price claims literally false

First Data Merchant Services Corp. v. SecurityMetrics, Inc., — Fed.Appx. —-, 2016 WL 7010889, No. 15-2301, No. 15-2364 (4th Cir. Dec. 1, 2016) Lower court opinion discussed here.  The court of appeals affirmed the district court’s rejection of the parties’ … Continue reading

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Yelp avoids liability for allegedly biased filter yet again

Albert v. Yelp, Inc., 2016 WL 3910830, No. G051607, 44 Media L. Rep. 2357 (Cal. Ct. App. July 15, 2016) Albert, who operates a small law office, sued Yelp for various claims, and Yelp brought an anti-SLAPP motion.  Although she … Continue reading

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Spy Phone v. spy phone: Google loses motion to dismiss TM and other claims

Spy Phone Labs LLC. v. Google Inc., No. 15-cv-03756, 2016 WL 6025469 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 14, 2016) The plaintiff here, an app maker with a registered mark for Spy Phone for a monitoring app, squeaks past dismissal of its trademark … Continue reading

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failure to speak can be advertising but not presentations to trainers

WIKA Instrument I, LP v. Ashcroft, Inc., 2015 WL 11199059, No. 13-CV-43 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 10, 2016) WIKA sued Ashcroft, a competing maker of pressure gauges, for false advertising and related claims, and Ashcroft counterclaimed similarly.  WIKA sells the XSEL … Continue reading

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