Shook Attorneys Obtain Dismissal for Multivitamin Manufacturer
A Missouri federal court granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit against Source Naturals, Inc., maker of Life Force® multivitamins, alleging that the company misrepresented the amount of vitamins and nutrients in the product on the label.
Honey Litigation Settled Favorably
Shook, Hardy & Bacon defended multiple consumer class actions in which plaintiffs claimed grocery retailers violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act by failing to disclose whether any pollen was removed from honey products during ordinary processing.
Shook Public Policy Group Spearheads Victory in Texas Supreme Court on Damages in Pet Injury Cases
Shook, Hardy & Bacon’s Public Policy Group contributed to a favorable outcome for animal drug manufacturers in the Supreme Court of Texas, which ruled in Strickland v. Medlen that emotion-based damages, including loss of companionship and sentimental damages, are not permitted in pet injury claims in Texas.
Representation of "0 Grams of Trans Fat" Is Not Misleading, Court Finds
Shook successfully defended Hostess Brands by obtaining dismissal of a case alleging that label claims made about trans fat were misleading.
Court Finds "Original Formula" Soda Marketing Not Deceptive
The Coca-Cola Company faced a lawsuit alleging that the marketing of its Coca-Cola Classic was deceptive under the Illinois consumer protection statute. The plaintiffs argued that the company could not represent its soda as "original formula" because it had switched out table sugar in favor of high-fructose corn syrup and sought class certification.
Beverage Company Prevails in Consumer-Fraud Class Action Targeting Use of Artificial Sweetener in Fountain Drinks
Shook, Hardy & Bacon represented a global beverage manufacturer in a consumer-fraud class action claiming that the sale of a soft drink was deceptive under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act because the manufacturer did not disclose use of saccharin in its fountain drinks.