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Update: Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Absurd Diet-Soda Class Action

Nearly a year ago in Neither Reason nor Science Supports Class Actions against Diet Soda Makers, we applauded the dismissal of several copycat class-action lawsuits alleging that because the word “diet” in “diet soda” implies the beverage aids in weight loss, companies like Pepsi and Dr. 195 more words

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In Climate Suits, Cities Ask Judges to Start a Primitivist Revolution

To illuminate a modest living room for three hours a night for two months, you would need about a million lumen-hours of light. Now consider three inflation-adjusted numbers. 945 more words

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Government's Authority to Unilaterally Dismiss Qui Tam Fraud Suit Faces Court Test

Last week, the United States filed its long-awaited motion to dismiss a major False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California, … 2,007 more words

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Supreme Court's DeVries Decision Doesn't Spell the End of "Bare Metal" Defense in Asbestos Cases

Featured Expert Contributor, Mass Torts—Asbestos

Robert H. Wright, a Partner with Horvitz & Levy LLP in Los Angeles, CA

Last month, the United States Supreme Court rejected the “bare metal” defense to products liability claims in maritime cases.  1,090 more words

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Update: Second Circuit Affirms Dismissal of "Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain" Class Action

Last May on the eve of Memorial Day, we wrote about a Southern District of New York decision dismissing a class action against Pepsi-Cola. On Friday, March 15, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 206 more words

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This Justin: Timberlake Out of Suit but False-Labeling Action against Bai Beverage Mostly Survives

Here at the WLF Legal Pulse, we routinely discuss class-action lawsuits filed against consumer-product makers, especially those who manufacture packaged foods. Plaintiffs’ lawyers have been clogging the aisles of grocery stores for years dissecting food labels for any possible regulatory misstep and perhaps signing up new clients in the process. 732 more words

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