Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Nips Unfair, Fraudulent Competition Law Claims From Tea Advertising Case

Mealey's Antitrust/Unfair Competition - Judge Nips Unfair, Fraudulent Competition Law Claims From Tea Advertising Case

SAN FRANCISCO - A man's claims that a company's statements regarding the antioxidant content of its black teas violated labeling laws gives him standing under the California unfair competition law (UCL), and he may also pursue claims for products he didn't purchase but that contain the same alleged misrepresentations, a federal judge held March 14 (Adam Victor v. R.C. Bigelow Inc., No. 13-2976, N.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34550).

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