Kwikset Ruling To Reignite False Ad Suits By Rivals

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 6:50 PM EDT) -- A recent California Supreme Court ruling allowing a suit by consumers who alleged they bought a product as a result of false advertising will not only lead to a boom in consumer class actions against manufacturers, but could boost lawsuits between rival companies, attorneys say.

California’s high court in January reinstated a consumer suit against Kwikset Corp. over the company's “Made in U.S.A.” labeling of lock sets that contained foreign-made parts or involved foreign manufacture, ruling that plaintiffs have standing to sue if they allege they...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.