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Weekly Legal Roundup

February 13th, 2013

During the week of February 4, 2013, digestion, food, and make-up bubbled to the top of the legal I-think-you’re-lying-to-me landscape. Three new false advertising class actions were filed: Maybelline was hit with a lawsuit claiming that its SuperStay 24HR Makeup and lipsticks doesn’t actually stay for 24 hours. 5-Hour ENERGY, which claims hours of energy

General Mills YoPlus

February 8th, 2013

General Mills settled a 2010 class-action lawsuit against it for $8.5 million in February 2013. The lawsuit alleged that the company deceptively advertised its YoPlus probiotic yogurt as providing additional digestive health benefits over other yogurts. Under the settlement agreement, YoPlus consumers will be entitled to $4 for each item they purchased. (Johnson et al

Jamie Lee Curtis

October 8th, 2012

Jamie Lee Curtis   Shameful Act: Continuing to endorse Dannon after the company had Curtis mislead consumers in its Activia commercials. The FTC made clear that “[i]n truth and in fact, eating one serving of Activia daily is not clinically proven to relieve temporary irregularity and help with slow intestinal transit time.” Dannon paid the FTC

Eat Your Way to Better Health: Food & Health Claims

July 10th, 2012

“Contains antioxidants” “Clinically Proven to Enhance Immune System” “Balances Digestive Health” Who wouldn’t want to eat their way to better health?  Ads and labels for food and beverage products today are chock-full of questionable and sometimes unsubstantiated health claims that promise drug-like benefits.  Of course, we’re not talking about foods like fruits and vegetables –

Seeking the Truth in Food Labels

July 3rd, 2012

When cruising down the aisle of your favorite local supermarket, you may depend greatly on the packaging and labeling when deciding what food and beverage items or brands to buy.  You might expect the labels to be accurate and truthful but, unfortunately, they can often be misleading and deceptive. Names and Pictures Companies enjoy a

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