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Morrison & Foerster’s Class Dismissed blog provides insights and reports on the latest news, developments, and trends that affect consumer-facing companies. Subscribe to receive the latest updates by attorneys from our nationally recognized Consumer Class Action and Product Liability practices.


May 21, 2018 - Consumer Products, Privacy

California May Pass Its Own GDPR

While companies are focusing on compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation requirements, Californians will be given the option to impose a sweeping, GDPR-like privacy regime that also deserves attention. On May 3, 2018, proponents of the California Consumer Privacy Act announced they …›

Digital Toy Product Company Ducks Data Breach Class Action

For the second time, an Illinois federal judge powered down a proposed class action against VTech Electronics following a 2015 data breach of its internet-connected digital learning toys. The data breach also triggered separate allegations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that VTech violated …›

April 25, 2018 - Consumer Products

Legal Risks to Consumer Products Companies

What are the biggest legal risks facing consumer products companies in 2018? What are the 2018 new case activity drivers? What are your legal department’s biggest concerns for 2018? See our infographic below for results from our recent Legal Risks to Consumer Products Companies …›

Here’s the Recipe: How to Ensure Your Food and Beverage Company Will Be Ready for a Value-Maximizing Sale

You’ve created a great product and built a valued brand. You’ve devoted countless hours to building relationships with key distributors and retailers, designing attractive packaging, and forging a social media presence. But are you doing everything to ensure that your business is set up …›