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.
Client Prevails in Missouri Merchandising Practices Act Case
Serving as national and local counsel, Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys successfully defended a publisher and online retailer in a putative class action under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, one of the most plaintiff-friendly consumer-protection statutes in the country.
Jury Unanimously Finds for Retailers in "Hot Fuel" Trial
The Kansas City Star triggered a wave of class actions across the country when it estimated that expanding gas volumes in hot weather were costing consumers billions in hidden costs at the pump. Plaintiffs alleged that 80 retailers and oil refiners violated state laws by selling gas at temperatures above the industry standard of 60 degrees and asserted consumer fraud and conspiracy claims, alleging that defendants advertised and sold fuel at a specified price per gallon without disclosing or accounting for temperature variance.
National Fuel Retailer Defeats Putative FACTA Class Action
In denying plaintiffs’ Rule 23 motion, the court found that the difficulties in managing a class action in the case would be too great.
Gas Retailers Prevail in Putative Class Action Involving Ethanol-Blended Fuel
The Oklahoma Supreme Court held that state labeling statutes defined the scope of any duty to disclose and preempted any common law duties or any duty under the Oklahoma Consumer Protection Act.