Consumer class actions

Although we were wary that caps on the Red Bull settlement could ultimately be rejected by the court based on dilution concerns, on May 12, 2015, Judge Katherine Polk Failla out of the Southern District of New York approved the

Proving that a false advertising claim can be thrown out on a motion to dismiss (despite recent cases in California indicating the contrary), a Florida federal judge tossed false advertising claims brought against Maker’s Mark Distillery, Inc., determining that consumers

Although false advertising class action law in California is generally (and accurately) perceived as bending over backwards to advantage plaintiffs, recent fee award decisions may make plaintiffs’ lawyers more wary about bringing lawsuits that are not slam dunk victories.