Evaporated Cane Juice: Litigation and Regulatory Risks

Guest Post by Creighton Magid, Dorsey & Whitney   LCL Note: Lawsuits relating to alleged consumer confusion arising from representations and statements about food products are a frequent topic of this blog is. Below is an excellent article written by my partner, Chip Magid, in which he addresses litigation and regulatory risks relating to food manufacturers’ […]

A Monster Liability: a Summary of a New Lawsuit Filed Against Monster Beverage

As readers of this blog know, I have been following the progression of events relating to contentions and investigations of Monster beverages. Not to tout my own prescient abilities, but I predicted a few months ago that news stories and regulatory investigations would result in a serious consumer class action lawsuit against the company. I […]

“Rounding Up” Liabilities for California Retailers

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has been in the news recently with three major cases:  a significant wage and hour class action victory (Hernandez v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., (Cal. Ct. of App. 2dApp.Dist., Div. 8 Case No. B216004); a Los Angeles lawsuit filed in April 2012 concerning the claim that the beans used in the […]

The Inaugural Post–What Are the Greatest Risks?

Consistent with the purpose of this blog, it is appropriate that the first post list the Top Ten litigation liabilities for California businesses. Knowing your company’s risks is the first step to avoiding senseless and costly litigation.  Based on the past several years of monitoring new case filings and defending companies in every conceivable type […]