Judge Keeps Alive Dr. Bronner's Suit Over 'Organics'

Law360, New York (October 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California state court judge has ruled that Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps can proceed with its unfair competition lawsuit against several major makers of beauty and skin care products marketed as “organic,” which Dr. Bronner's claims do not meet the standards to be called organic.

On Oct. 8, Judge John E. Munter of the Superior Court of California for the County of San Francisco overruled demurrers filed by two defendants in the case challenging the legal sufficiency of Dr. Bronner's suit. The defendants, including Estee Lauder...
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