Sheppard Mullin Atty's Motion In Clif Bar Case Irks Judge

By Hannah Albarazi (February 18, 2021, 7:52 PM EST) -- A California federal judge overseeing a false ad suit against Clif Bar & Co. ripped into its Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP attorney for filing a summary judgment motion that didn't address his previous orders, calling the move "unprofessional to say the least" and denying the motion.

U.S. District Judge James Donato railed against Clif Bar's counsel, Christopher Van Gundy, at Thursday's hearing for trying to get "a second bite out of the apple" despite Judge Donato having already ruled that the consumers' claims — alleging Clif Bar's labeling tricks consumers into thinking its bars are healthy — are plausible...

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