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Posted 11 months ago in Class Actions Consumer Law Litigation Video by Betsy Kim  
Newsbreak: VitaminWater Makes Bogus Health Claims [Video]

  In today’s Newsbreak, Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim reviews several lawsuits that accuse companies of falsely advertising their products as healthy, with bogus claims. If you drink VitaminWater because you think it’s healthy, you might consider drinking tap water, instead. A federal magistrate recommended that the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s VitaminWater lawsuit proceed as a class action. The consumer advocacy group and customers in New York and California claim the parent company, Coca-Cola, fraudulently marketed the …

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Posted 12 months ago in Consumer Law Government Litigation by Michele Bowman  
DOJ Challenge to AA-US Airways Merger May Not Be Pro-Consumer

Concerned that a proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines would decrease competition and increase prices for consumers, the Department of Justice is challenging the $11-billion merger in court. But the move may not be as pro-consumer as it looks.   Merger Blues Joined by six state attorneys general, as well as the District of Columbia, the DOJ on Aug. 13 filed a civil antitrust suit in federal court in D.C., seeking to enjoin, or stop, the merger. “[T]he …

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Posted 12 months ago in Consumer Law by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Pushes Climate Change Denial Agenda at Annual Meeting

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. It’s the third day of the annual meeting of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the well-moneyed group made up of large corporations and state lawmakers that drafts model laws in the interests of Big Business and rolls them out for passage in state legislatures. Outside the swanky Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago, protesters Thursday held the largest anti-ALEC demonstration to date; inside, legislators …

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Posted 12 months ago in Consumer Law Your Family & The Law by Aaron Kase  
Consider Carefully Before Signing a Nursing Home Contract

Checking a loved one into a retirement home is often an emotional and traumatic event. Sometimes a facility needs to be found in a hurry amid tears and fights about the loss of independence in the waning years of life. But however urgent the need to find a safe space for an elder, family members need to be sure that they protect their legal rights and don’t sign any contracts without knowing what’s written in them, lest they unwittingly move …

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Posted 12 months ago in Consumer Law Government gun rights by Betsy Kim  
For ALEC Money Talks with Gun Laws [Infographic]

Click here to read more Lawyers.com coverage of ALEC and the organization’s anti-consumer agenda. Protesters demonstrated at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting at the Palmer House in Chicago. Organized as a non-profit, the group connects powerful corporations with state legislators, drafting model legislation, working to influence law and policy to further the agenda of corporate interests. Approximately 98 percent of ALEC’s funding comes from corporations, corporations’ foundations and trade associations, according to its 2009 IRS Form 990. …

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