The Increase In Deceptive Trade Practices Claims

Law360, New York (October 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A group of consumers sues a bottled water manufacturer because its water came from purified municipal sources and not the snow-topped mountains featured on its label. Another seeks damages because a guacamole dip doesn’t contain enough avocados. A third sues a satellite radio network for not providing entirely commercial-free programming.

Plotlines from a new legal sitcom? Jokes from a late night monologue? Neither. Each of these cases was actually filed in state or federal court, seeking damages on behalf of a class of consumers purportedly aggrieved...
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