Judge Tosses False Ad Suit Against USGBC

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT) -- Addressing an unsettled issue in the Second Circuit, a New York federal judge ruled Monday that a group of building professionals could not sue the U.S. Green Building Council for false advertising under the Lanham Act because they were not competitors and did not have a damaged commercial interest.

Judge Leonard B. Sand of the Southern District of New York held that the plaintiffs, including an architect and a consultant who provides advice about how to reduce energy costs, lack standing because they cannot show that...
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