Iowa Select Herbs Banned from Marketing Misbranded and Adulterated Supplements

August 21, 2015

Many dietary supplements and drugs claim to provide some type of health benefit. Walk into any Walgreens and you will see an entire aisle devoted to supplements. Or look at any of the ads you are bombarded with when you

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CFPB Study Confirms Arbitration Clauses Do Not Benefit Consumers

March 11, 2015

If you ask a company representative if they think arbitration clauses are harmful to consumers, more than likely, they will say no. If you ask the average consumer if they think arbitration clauses are harmful to consumers, they will ask

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You Might Be Able to Avoid Forced Arbitration, Even in 2014

October 06, 2014

The Seventh Circuit has recently upheld litigants’ rights to pursue their claims in court rather than in arbitration in two cases: Druco Restaurants, Inc. v. Steak ‘n Shake Enterprises, Inc. et al., No. 13-3489, 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 16869 (7th

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Aqua Dots Revisited

November 02, 2011

A few months ago, I wrote a short blog post to discuss my disagreement with a Northern District of Illinois decision that denied class certification in a case involving the sale of defective toy beads to children.  When ingested, these

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Hope Springs Eternal: Senators Franken and Blumenthal and Representative Johnson Combat AT&T v. Concepcion

May 20, 2011

Shortly after Supreme Court ruling in AT&T v. Concepcion was released, many consumer advocate attorneys (and even professors) claimed that the ruling was “the end of class action litigation.”  While some groups have already come forward in attempting to distinguish

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Dannon To Pay $21 Million for False Claims

December 23, 2010

Thirty-nine states have filed a lawsuit against Dannon for exaggerating the health benefits of its products. Dannon will pay $21 million over false statements promoting the digestive and immune system benefits of Activia yogurt and DanActive dairy drinks, making this the

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Bad Guys Finish Last?

December 07, 2010

Last week, an online eyeglass retailer found out the bad publicity was good publicity. Vitaly Borker, owner of DecorMyEyes, claims that customers’ complaints against his business created publicity, as his company website saw a rankings boost in Google search results.

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