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Stradling Adds Prominent Southern California IP Litigator As Shareholder
Posted on 8 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - Alexandra ("Alex") Mahaney, an IP litigation shareholder, has joined Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth as a shareholder, in its San Diego office and as a member of Stradling's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group... Read More

DLA Piper Class Action Alert - Frosted Settlement: 9th Circuit Rejects Improper Cy Pres Award, Excessive Attorneys' Fees
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by DLA Piper

By Anahit Tagvoryan, Joshua Briones and Anthony Portelli In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit refused to approve a $10.6 million settlement in a class action accusing Kellogg Co. of falsely advertising the benefits of its Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Koch Rattles Wine Auction World: GBL § 350 'Game Changer'
Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin To successfully assert a claim under New York General Business Law § 349 (h) or § 350, "a plaintiff must allege that a defendant has engaged in (1) consumer-oriented conduct that is (2) materially misleading and... Read More

California Supreme Court Holds That Unfair Competition Law Can Include Insurance Claims
Posted on 2 Aug 2013 by Tom Moylan

SAN FRANCISCO — (Mealey’s) The California Supreme Court said Aug. 1 that an insurance policyholder can bring bad faith and false advertising claims against her insurance company under the state’s unfair competition law (UCL; Business... Read More

Minnesota Panel Lets Marlboro Lights Class Action Proceed
Posted on 30 Dec 2010 by Michael Lefkowitz

MINNEAPOLIS - (Mealey's) A lawsuit alleging that Philip Morris USA used deceptive trade practices and false advertising to market its Marlboro Lights cigarettes may proceed in Minnesota as a class action, the state Court of Appeals ruled Dec. 28,... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: 1 Plaintiff Not Enough to Prove Advertising Likely to Deceive Reasonable Consumers
Posted on 14 Nov 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Matthew Gurvitz It seems that lately, all it takes to bring a false advertising class action regarding “all natural” or “no sugar added” representations on product packaging is the say-so of one consumer who claims the representations... Read More

J.C. Penney Pays $50 Million To Settle California False Advertising Class Action
Posted on 30 Nov 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

J.C. Penney Corporation Inc. allegedly engaged in a false price comparison advertising scheme by advertising "sale" prices substantially lower than "original" or "regular" prices for apparel and accessories using false regular... Read More

Norton Rose Fulbright: Breadth Of Primary Jurisdiction Expanded In Class Actions
Posted on 2 Oct 2014 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Matthew Gurvitz The doctrine of primary jurisdiction gained ground in false advertising litigation, as Judge Sammartino of the Southern District of California dismissed a putative class action against Kashi Company because FDA signaled that it was... Read More

Dish Network Sues DirecTV For False Advertising
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Dish Network is suing DirecTV for false advertising over commercials touting its high-definition channels. In a lawsuit filed in a New York federal court Monday, Dish says DirecTV's ads claim a misleading number of HD channels at a price... Read More

Hot Dog Maker Gets Steamed At Competitor, Sues Him
Posted on 23 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) This is a dog fight Chicago will relish. Vienna Beef, one of the world's most famous hot dog makers, is suing the owner of a rival hot dog company, accusing him of either stealing Vienna's 118-year-old recipe or lying to customers... Read More

'Tax Lady' Roni Deutch Says Lawsuit Is Political
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) "Tax Lady" Roni Deutch says California Attorney General Jerry Brown is engaging in election year politics by filing a lawsuit accusing her law firm of false advertising and misleading consumers. Deutch said in a statement... Read More

Ansel Adams Trust Sues Over Garage Sale Negatives
Posted on 24 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (AP) A group representing Ansel Adams sued a California man for selling prints and posters under the name of the famed nature photographer, the latest salvo in a dispute over glass negatives bought at a garage sale and purported to... Read More