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Judge: Quaker can say oatmeal 'maple' even if contains no 'maple'; Decision roadmap for future defenses

Dee Thompson Nov. 17, 2017, 4:52pm

A federal judge has ruled federal regulation of food ingredient labeling can cut short false advertising suits against foodmakers like Quaker Oats, which was recently sued over the contents of its maple and brown sugar oatmeal, which, the lawsuit claimed, contained no actual maple, only maple flavoring.

Judge: California law can't be applied nationwide in toilet water line class action vs Fluidmaster

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 4, 2017, 2:50pm

A Chicago federal judge has sunk a bid by a group of plaintiffs to float a nationwide class action under California consumer protection law against plumbing products maker Fluidmaster over supposed defects in toilet and sink water supply lines, which allegedly cause the lines to fail, rupture and leak, causing damage to homes in which they were installed.

Phoney Lawsuits: Attorneys accused of racketeering, manufacturing claims

John O'Brien Mar. 17, 2017, 1:04pm

One company recently brought into the world of litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act doesn’t like what it sees. BrandRep is taking its anger out on Beverly Hills, CA, attorney Todd Friedman, one of the most prolific lawsuit-filers in the country.