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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.


January 9, 2018 - Class Action, Class Certification

California Class Actions: 2018 Update

In our California Class Actions 2018 Update, we have outlined several key cases and trends that define the current class actions landscape. From “litigation tourism” to new definitions for unfair and fraudulent, we provide a rundown on the most-watched and influential recent cases. Please click …›

January 3, 2018 - Consumer Products, FDA, Retail

Makeup Shake Up: Potential New Federal Cosmetics Regulations

“Make fine lines and wrinkles disappear!”  “Reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles!”  At first read, these claims sound one in the same.  But for decades, a slight difference in phrasing of cosmetics claims—created as a function of current cosmetics regulations—has been responsible …›

October 24, 2017 - Drug & Medical Device, FDA

Understanding FDA Guidance On Connected Medical Devices

In the coming years, we expect to see an explosion in the number of interoperable medical devices. These are connected medical devices that have the ability to connect to different technologies and devices, even from other manufacturers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also recognizes the growing …›