State Consumer Protection Laws Run Rampant Without Reform

Law360, New York (January 7, 2014, 5:04 PM EST) -- An intoxicated college student dies after falling down a stairway at a Boston bar, resulting in a multimillion-dollar judgment. Missouri residents who used an allegedly defective drug, but suffered no adverse effects, claim they are owed the difference between the amount they paid for the drug and the amount it is truly worth based on the manufacturer’s alleged failure to fully disclose the product’s risks. Food makers that market their products as “all natural” face a surge of class actions claiming that such advertising is misleading...
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