Third Time’s the Charm? Court Rejects Parties’ Second Settlement Agreement for Failure to Provide Sufficient Value to Class Members

District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel recently considered and rejected—for the second time—a proposed class action settlement involving false advertising claims against a defendant jeans manufacturer.  Hofmann v. Dutch, LLC, No. 3:14-cv-02418-GPC-JLB (S.D. Cal. Aug. 16, 2016).  The court initially rejected the proposed settlement because …›

March 18, 2016 - FDA, Food Misbranding, MDL, Retail

Testing 101: Court Dismisses Whole Foods’ Yogurt MDL over Failure to Comply With FDA Testing Requirements

On February 16, 2016, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of the Western District of Texas dismissed a multidistrict litigation involving 11 putative class action lawsuits against various Whole Foods corporate entities and Skotidakis, Inc., a third-party manufacturer, based on an alleged misrepresentation regarding the …›