A federal court in Illinois dismissed a woman’s consumer fraud suit against a sunscreen maker. The woman felt defrauded by a label that directed her to shake the product “well” rather than “shake vigorously for 10 seconds,” but the court ruled there was little difference between the two directions.
A German court said in a ruling published Monday that hangovers are an “illness,” in a timely judgement days after the annual Oktoberfest beer festival began in Munich.Read more
A group of consumers sued the largest food company in the world Thursday, accusing it of misleading customers by producing fake white chocolate while passing it off as real.Read more
A nutritional health company agreed Wednesday to pay $1.5 million to settle claims it misled California customers by advertising its prenatal vitamins as “free of heavy metals” when they actually contained trace amounts of lead.Read more
The Seventh Circuit ruled that Gatorade may describe itself as “The Sports Fuel Company,” without infringing upon the trademark of a Chicago-based nutrition consulting firm called SportFuel. Gatorade’s use of the phrase is “merely descriptive,” and the beverage company “specifically disclaimed exclusive use of the phrase.”Read more
A Wisconsin judge has ordered Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to smaller, independent brewers.Read more
Juries should not resolve questions about federal pre-emption in drug-labeling litigation, the mostly unanimous Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying such issues must be resolved by judges.Read more
Two household names in beer argued before a federal judge Thursday over the veracity and potential harms of Bud Light advertisements claiming Miller Lite and Coors Light contain high-fructose corn syrup.Read more