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 WLF Publishes Paper on "Primary Jurisdiction"

Ninth Circuit Consumer Class-Action Ruling Signals Resurgence of Primary Jurisdiction Doctrine
By
 David T. Biderman, a Partner in the Los Angeles and San Francisco, CA offices of Perkins Coie LLP and Alisha C. Burgin, an Associate in the firm’s San Francisco office.

Emboldened by the promise of easy fee recovery, plaintiffs’ attorneys have filed more than 300 food-labeling class actions since 2014, many in California.  These lawsuits challenge the use of certain food additives (e.g., partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs) and attack the allegedly misleading use of terms such as “natural” or “evaporated cane juice” (ECJ) on food-product labels. (click here to continue reading)

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