P&G Can't Escape Align False Ad Action

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Wednesday mostly upheld a putative class action accusing The Procter & Gamble Co. of falsely claiming that its probiotic supplement Align promoted digestive health, nixing only an injunctive relief claim.

U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black ruled that plaintiff Dino Rikos lacked standing to seek injunctive relief due to an inability to allege a threat of a future injury, but held that his false and misleading advertising allegations were adequately pled.

Rikos sued P&G in September, claiming ads and packaging for...
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Case Title

Rikos v. Procter & Gamble Company


Case Number

1:11-cv-00226

Court

Ohio Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Fraud

Judge

Timothy S. Black

Date Filed

April 15, 2011

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