Another CBD Suit Put On Hold While FDA Develops Rules

Law360 (June 16, 2020, 10:10 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has hit pause on a proposed class action alleging a Florida CBD company mislabeled its products, saying the suit can wait until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration releases long-awaited rules regulating the popular hemp-derived compound.

Monday's decision marks at least the third time this year a federal judge has stayed a consumer class action against a CBD company, pending anticipated FDA rulemaking, while citing the doctrine of primary jurisdiction, under which courts can defer matters where a regulator has primary oversight.

Following the analysis of similar decisions this year in California and Florida federal court, U.S....

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