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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Children's Crusade for Judicially Managed Climate Regulation Stalls in Federal Court

One act in the nationwide climate-litigation sideshow recently got the proverbial hook from a Pennsylvania-based federal judge. From chambers that are fittingly just around the corner from Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Judge Paul S. 821 more words

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Class-Action Lawyers Invoke Novel Doctrine to Avoid SCOTUS Jurisdiction Rulings

Civil litigation is waged through a series of small battles between plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel. One initial battle, which can be outcome-determinative, involves where suit can be filed. 1,281 more words

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Food-Labeling Suit's Successful Class Certification is Cause for Concern in California

Featured Expert Contributor—Civil Justice/Class Actions

Frank Cruz-Alvarez, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., with Rachel Forman, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

California is broadening the legal landscape of food-labeling class actions to the dismay of the food and beverage industry.  1,054 more words

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Games People Play: Supreme Court Can Put a Stop to an Obvious CAFA Workaround

Featured Expert Contributor, Litigation Strategies

Joe G. Hollingsworth, a Partner at Hollingsworth LLP, with Katharine R. Latimer, a Partner at the firm and a member of WLF’s Legal Policy Advisory Board. 1,118 more words

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