When the Last Label Gets Corrected the Lawsuit May Be Over

The Northern District of California recently ruled that a consumer had no standing to pursue class action claims for injunctive relief after tea maker Twinings removed certain labeling about antioxidants from its packages. In May 2012, Nancy Lanovaz sued Twinings North America, Inc. alleging causes of action under California’s Unfair Competition law (UCL), False Advertising…

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Beware of Slackers in Packaging

Laws prohibiting “nonfunctional slack-fill” in food and other packaging have been on the books for years, but have gone largely unnoticed. Recently, however, plaintiffs’ attorneys and district attorneys have brought the issue to prominence by initiating numerous lawsuits against manufacturers of various consumer products, including food and beverages. Thus, any food and beverage producer should…

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