Cases out of New York involving food products catch our eye these days, as NY threatens to become the new “food court.”  Today’s post involves Eric Parham  v. ALDI, Inc., No. 19 CIV. 8975 (PGG), 2021 WL 4296432 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 21, 2021).

Plaintiff asserted false advertising claims under New York General Business Law (“GBL”) §§

The Class Action Fairness Act has had a noticeable effect on class action practice.  One aspect of CAFA involves the need to assert jurisdictional minimums, as recently reaffirmed by the Eighth Circuit in Penrod v. K&N Eng’g, Inc., No. 20-1355, 2021 WL 4177761 (8th Cir. Sept. 15, 2021). The appeals court concluded that the plaintiffs

The Ninth Circuit recently decertified a class of consumers claiming Coca-Cola falsely labelled its drinks as having no artificial flavors when they contain phosphoric acid.  In re Coca-Cola Prod. Mktg. & Sales Pracs. Litig. (No. II), No. 20-15742, 2021 WL 3878654, at *1 (9th Cir. Aug. 31, 2021).  Plaintiffs had sought injunctive relief, and the

Words matter, and never is that more accurate than in a breach of express warranty claim. Plaintiffs were current and former employees of Delta Air Lines who wore uniforms manufactured by defendant Lands’ End. Plaintiffs originally alleged that the uniforms were defective because they transferred dye onto clothing and other property, and because they caused

Readers may be interested in the new U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform report, “The Food Court: Developments in Litigation Targeting Food and Beverage Marketing.”  The paper was authored by my colleagues Cary Silverman, Jim Muehlberger, and Adriana Paris.

It can be found online and deals with the increasing number of consumer class actions targeting

The Seventh Circuit affirmed the grant of summary judgment to a pet food maker in a putative class action alleging Champion Petfoods USA Inc. misrepresented features of its dog food. Weaver v. Champion Petfoods USA Inc., No. 20-2235, 2021 WL 2678801, at *1 (7th Cir. June 30, 2021).

Plaintiff alleged he purchased purchased Champion dog

As we have noted in prior posts, there appears to have been an uptick in the funding of litigation by third parties, a practice that has rightly been questions as opportunistic, overly secretive, contrary to notions of standing and fair play, and as a practice that may lead to increased unnecessary litigation. Back in April

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action accusing Trader Joe’s of mislabeling its chicken packaging.  Webb v. Trader Joe’s Co., No. 19-56389, 2021 WL 2275265 (9th Cir. June 4, 2021).

Plaintiff claims she purchased “All Natural Boneless Chicken Breasts,” “All Natural Chicken Thighs,” and “All Natural Chicken Wings,” (the Products)

Those class action mavens among our readers will want to check out the commentary article by my colleagues James P. Muehlberger, Timothy E. Congrove and Daniel E. Cummings.

The paper is “Class Actions -Will The Supreme Court Finally Resolve The Circuit Split Over Rule 23(C)(4) Issue Class Actions?”

You can find it in the June