Hueston Hennigan Secures Dismissal for Nutraceutical In Putative Class Action

On the afternoon of Friday, August 10, Hueston Hennigan LLP secured the dismissal of a putative consumer class action against dietary supplement manufacturer Nutraceutical Corporation in Welk v. Nutraceutical Corporation, No. 3:17-cv-02266-BEN-KSC (S.D. Cal.) (see attached). U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez held that Welk’s claims were preempted by federal law.

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Allergan Defeats CoolSculpting Class Action

Allergan subsidiary Zeltiq Aesthetics defeated a putative class action suit on Tuesday alleging that customers of the company’s popular CoolSculpting fat-freezing system were deceived by marketing materials that classified the system as “FDA-cleared,” without also stating that it was not “FDA-approved.”

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IMDb Age Law Declared Unconstitutional

From Law360.com

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a California law requiring IMDb to remove an actor’s age information upon request, an effort to fight age discrimination, was “clearly unconstitutional.” Ruling that “regulation of speech must be a last resort,” U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said the state should have tried less invasive options, like beefing up existing discrimination rules, rather than “censor a source of truthful information.” 

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Gold King Contractor to Face Navajo Nation Claims

A New Mexico federal judge on Monday largely left intact the state and Navajo Nation’s consolidated lawsuits seeking damages from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contractor involved in the 2015 Gold King Mine spill. 

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After Wildfires and Mudslides, SoCal Edison Engages Hueston Hennigan

Southern California Edison has engaged Hueston Hennigan to serve as lead counsel to defend against claims and litigation arising out of the recent  Thomas Fire and other southern California wildfires. The firm has also been engaged to defend against litigation arising from the Montecito mudslides and others alleged to have been caused by rains falling on land impacted by the wildfires.

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