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Four Loko to Remove Caffeine from Alcohol Drinks

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In anticipation of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) expected announcement that it is unsafe to add caffeine to alcoholic drink products effectively banning such beverages, Four Loko has decided to pull its caffeinated alcohol drink from shelves. Moreover, from now on, the drink’s company Phusion Products will stop putting caffeine in new batches as […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

November 17th, 2010 at 9:38 am

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Five 2010 Graco® Product Recalls That May Affect You and Your Children

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Graco®, the popular maker of many children’s products from strollers and cribs to carseats and highchairs, has announced several product recalls in 2010. Here are five 2010 Graco® recalls you should know about: (1) Quattro Tour™ and MetroLite™ stroller and travel systems: About two million of these models made before November 2006 (Quattro Tour™) and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

October 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 pm

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AçaiPure Company’s Assets Frozen in FTC Lawsuit

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In response to a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawsuit, a federal district court judge in Chicago has frozen the assets of Central Coast Nutraceuticals, an Arizona company that offers “free” samples of açai (ah-sah-EE) berry products marketed as weight loss supplements. According to the pleadings, the company offered a “risk-free” 30-day trial of AcaiPure and […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

August 17th, 2010 at 9:28 am

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Apple Sued Over Alleged iPad Overheating

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And the hits just keep on coming for Apple, Inc. Recently we’ve talked about reception problems with Apple’s iPhone 4, a possible class action over iPhone locking, and the US Copyright Office’s decision that jailbreaking an iPhone isn’t illegal; now there’s another legal action in the works against the software giant. On July 23, a […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 29th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Coca-Cola Sued for Vitaminwater Name and Labeling

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Last week, we discussed POM Wonderful’s lawsuit against Coca-Cola for alleged misleading labeling on its Minute Maid pomegranate blueberry juice; this week, Coca-Cola is again the defendant — but now it’s the Center for Science in Public Interest (CSPI) with the claim. The CSPI alleges that Coca-Cola is engaging in deceptive labeling practices regarding its […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 29th, 2010 at 10:48 am

POM Wonderful Sues Coca-Cola Over Juice Labeling

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POM Wonderful, the makers of 100% pomegranate juice, is suing Coca-Cola, the parent company of Minute Maid, alleging false advertising regarding the latter’s pomegranate blueberry juice. POM maintains that Coca-Cola is attempting to profit on the increasing popularity of pomegranates because of their health benefits by suggesting pomegranate is the main ingredient in its juice; […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

July 20th, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Apple Could Face Class Action for iPhone 4

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The newly released Apple iPhone 4 is already making a splash in legal news because of a “consumer investigation” by Sacramento, Calfornia firm Kershaw, Cutter & Ratinoff, LLP into “potential problems” with the phone’s release. The law firm, which has also sued Facebook over allegedly deceptive ads in Farmville and Mafia Wars, wants to talk […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 29th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Are McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys Illegal?

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We recently talked about McDonald’s threatening a lawsuit regarding a potential trademark violation, but now the fast food giant is back in the legal news again — this time on the receiving end of a possible lawsuit. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has announced its intention to sue McDonald’s for packaging […]

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Written by Michelle Fabio

June 24th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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