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A recent settlement between the Federal Trade Commission, the Maine Attorney General's office and dietary supplement retailers accused of deceptive practices offers a case study in what marketers should not do. All claims should be supported by reliable scientific evidence, and terms and conditions of offers should be fully disclosed to the consumer, says Holly Melton of BakerHostetler.
A Massachusetts federal judge renewed his criticism Wednesday for plea bargains that deprive courts of sentencing discretion, but stopped short of tossing out a $36 million deal that would preclude him from weighing in on the ramifications of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. admitting to fraud in connection with its expensive cholesterol drug.
Bayer asked a California federal judge Wednesday to toss a putative class action over the labeling of Bayer AG’s One-A-Day vitamins, saying that the whole case rested on the contention the pills had no value, but that he’d gotten the plaintiffs’ own expert to admit the vitamin “is not worthless.”
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. remain on the hook for a $35 million verdict awarded in an Engle progeny suit to the widower of a longtime smoker, a Florida appeals court said Wednesday after finding the amount was not obviously excessive.
A New York appellate panel on Wednesday trimmed claims in a suit accusing ringside doctors of being responsible for boxer Magomed Abdusalamov’s catastrophic brain injury following a 2013 fight at Madison Square Garden, saying a lack of informed consent claim was improperly alleged.