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Faruqi & Faruqi Defeats Motion to Dismiss In Consumer Class Action Challenging Bayer’s Flintstones Complete Multivitamin Gummies

March 8th, 2019

On March 6, 2019, Judge John A. Kronstadt of the Central District of California denied Bayer’s motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint in its entirety. The Court declined to dismiss plaintiff’s allegations that defendants mislead consumers into believing their Flintstones Complete Children’s Multivitamin Gummies products contain a complete set of vitamins despite lacking vitamins B1...

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Geographical Origin Consumer Cases On The Rise

March 6th, 2019

When shopping for everyday items, it’s not only what’s inside the package that counts. Consumers care about the product’s background, and rightfully so. It comes as no surprise that geographical origin lawsuits for consumer products are becoming increasingly common. Just recently, on February 27, 2019, a collection of Kona, Hawaii coffee growers filed a class action lawsuit against...

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Federal Judge Reverses Decision in Blockchain ICO Case

February 25th, 2019

Judge Gonzalo Curiel of the Southern District of California has reversed his recent decision to deny the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) motion for a preliminary injunction against Blockvest’s Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”).  In an order dated February 14, 2019, Judge Curiel granted the SEC’s motion to reconsider his earlier decision.  Under this new order,...

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Faruqi and Faruqi Clients Object to Synergy Pharmaceuticals’ Bankruptcy Plan on Behalf of Putative Shareholder Class  

February 25th, 2019

On February 21, 2019, co-lead plaintiffs of a putative Synergy Pharmaceuticals shareholder class objected to Synergy Pharmaceuticals’ Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Plan.  The objection was made before Judge James L. Garrity in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  It states, inter alia, that the Plan would improperly release claims by shareholders against third...

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Defendants’ Motion for Stay Denied in Lamictal Pay-For-Delay Case

February 22nd, 2019

On February 15, 2019, Magistrate Judge Cathy L. Waldor issued a text order denying defendants GlaxoSmithKline PLC and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.’s motion to stay the district court proceedings pending resolution of their Rule 23(f) petition to review the Court’s order certifying the direct purchaser class. GSK and Teva petitioned the Third Circuit for an appeal of the class...

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