The Cure For Calif.'s Food Suit Binge

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT) -- As the New York Times recently reported, a group of former tobacco lawyers looking for a shakedown has gone on a food binge. Over the past four months, class counsel has filed 24 (and counting) nearly identical food “misbranding” class actions in federal court in the Northern district of California.

So many “misbranding” cases have been filed there in the past few years that one commentator recently noted that the court has become, for false-labeling litigants, what the Eastern district of Texas has been to patent...
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