Because "defective product claims" make terrific class actions, and due to marijuana's 100 percent federal illegality, marijuana-related businesses face an extreme risk of liability for such claims.
There has been a rise of another type of claim in the dietary supplement industry, one that is often more damaging and expensive than a personal injury claim—the class action lawsuit based on a false advertising or a misbranding theory.
It’s been more than three years since an herbal supplements investigation was launched by former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His probe, and subsequent actions taken by his office, are a reminder of the power of state attorneys...
FTC officials asserted Roca Labs' weight loss claims were false or misleading and did not have adequate support for their claims when they were made. A federal judge agreed, granting summary judgment to the government.