Clorox Kitty Litter Ad Fails Smell Test: Judge

Law360, Los Angeles (January 4, 2012, 9:12 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge ordered The Clorox Co. on Tuesday to stop airing a television commercial touting the odor-fighting powers of its Fresh Step cat litter, ruling that competitor Church & Dwight Co. Inc. was likely to succeed on a false advertising claim.

“Put simply, Clorox, cloaking itself in the authority of a lab test, made literally false claims going to the heart of one of the main reasons for purchasing cat litter,” U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff wrote in his Tuesday order. “Clorox...
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