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Davies Collison Cave
This case provides a useful guide regarding the level of scientific support required to make a legally acceptable representation regarding the performance of a product in comparison to a competitor's product.
Davies Collison Cave
The Full Court of the Australian Federal Court has, in Valve Corporation v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2017] FCAFC 224, upheld a decision that Valve misled Australian consumers by representing...
Davies Collison Cave
The Federal Court of Australia, in ACCC v HJ Heinz Co Australia Ltd [2018] FCA 360, has found that Heinz engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in relation to the packaging for its "Shredz" snack for toddlers
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Newark Associate Afsha Noran and Managing Partner Colin P. Hackett won summary judgment on behalf of a property owner client in a products liability case.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Despite the existence – and admission into evidence – of the client product manufacturer's self-critical analysis report, including acknowledgment of a design defect of the product at issue ...
Arnold & Porter
On May 11, 2018, the West Virginia Supreme Court held that manufacturers of brand-name pharmaceutical products cannot be held liable for injuries allegedly caused by their generic equivalents.
Jones Day
While the ITC rarely issues general exclusion orders ("GEO"), two recent cases illustrate the importance of seeking such relief in appropriate circumstances.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On May 8, 2018, Judge Claudia Wilken of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted class certification in an action asserting claims ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
In 2017, the FTC filed a complaint in the Southern District of Florida against World Patent Marketing and its owner, alleging that they operated an invention-promotion scam ...
BakerHostetler
As the unseasonably chilly month of April arrived, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) was operating with only two commissioners – Commissioner Terrell McSweeny ...
BakerHostetler
California has a unique ballot initiative process that allows voters to directly pass legislation, and it appears that proponents of an initiative that could impact ...
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
The duty imposed by the court is thus very limited.
Troutman Sanders LLP
In Echlin v. PeaceHealth, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that a debt collection agency meaningfully participated in collection efforts even if it did not have authority to settle...
Troutman Sanders LLP
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint against luxury used-car dealership 21st Century Auto Group, Inc. and its owner, Dmitry Zeldin, ...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
On Monday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court issued a precedential decision in Nguyen v. Massachusetts Institute of Technology et al. (SJC-12329), which addresses the complicated...
Arnold & Porter
The authors of this article discuss recent amendments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rules establishing disclosure requirements and other consumer protections for prepaid accounts.
Reed Smith
This DDL blogger happens to have a relatively new teenager in the house.
Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Given hindsight borne of any accident, it is seductive to argue, and for a jury to want to believe, that a few additional simple words of warning would have prevented a catastrophic consequence.
Reed Smith
Sure, it was enjoyable to read In re DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Pinnacle Hip Implant Product Liability Litigation, ___ F.3d ___, 2018 WL 1954759 (5th Cir. April 25, 2018) ("Pinnacle Hip"), to see plaintiffs' ...
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Florida AG Pam Bondi has filed a complaint against the Miami-based Icebox Cafe and its owner for allegedly supplying non-locally sourced or sustainable products as touted on restaurants' menus.
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Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Flying drones raise many legal risks - cyber-security, crime, product liability, employee safety, trespass and privacy.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Businesses should regularly review their insurance policies and consider the scope of cover and existing policy limits.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The Unfair Contract Regime may become useful for people to avoid certain clauses in a lease because they are unfair.
Jones Day
Following consumer complaints, the Australian Competition and Consumer Regulator has released a report reminding airlines of obligations when dealing with the flying public.
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
Companies should review business-to-business standard form contracts for compliance with unfair contract terms changes.
Holman Webb
Future action for non-compliance with the ACL in the marketing of therapeutic goods may result in much higher penalties.
Vaish Associates Advocates
The interests of consumers are sought to be protected and promoted under the Act inter alia by establishment of Consumer Protection Councils at the District, State and National levels.
Jones Day
These obligations are increasingly a focus for the ACCC.
Marque Lawyers
Businesses need to consider any terms in their contracts that could impose onerous terms on small business customers.
Cooper Grace Ward
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