Rawlings Must Face Athletic Bracelet False Ad Action

Law360, New York (February 22, 2013, 1:44 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday shot down Rawlings Sporting Goods Co.'s attempt to dismiss a putative false advertising class action over a rubber bracelet the company says improves balance and athletic performance, ruling that the named plaintiff has included enough detail in her allegations.

U.S. District Judge George H. King said that Stacy Orlick met all of the requirements to move ahead with her suit, rejecting Rawlings' argument that she did not link the sporting goods company's actions to ads Orlick saw on a Wal-Mart...
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