LEGAL VOX POP: Will 2016 be a bumper year for class action lawsuits? Top attorneys weigh in
Will 2016 be another bumper year for food-labeling class action lawsuits, or has the FDA’s surprise decision to weigh into the ‘natural’ debate put a spanner in the works for plaintiff’s attorneys? We quizzed leading food law attorneys to find out (gallery best viewed on your desktop).
LEGAL VOX POP: Will 2016 be a bumper year for class action lawsuits? Top attorneys weigh in BOB NIEMANN: The Quesada v Herb Thyme Farms decision will have a ripple effect across the organic industry KRISTEN POLOVOY: Recently there’s been an uptick in 'slack-fill' cases STEVE GARDNER: All the lawsuits have prompted companies to engage in enlightened self-interest ... and change their labels BRUCE SILVERGLADE: Turbulent waters lie ahead JONATHAN EMORD: The industry is repeatedly held hostage to suits that are hardly more than frivolous DALE GIALI: Courts have roundly rejected cases that don’t involve deception or injury IVAN WASSERMAN: Newport Trial Group case is one to watch ADAM FOX: FDA action on 'natural' will not eliminate vulnerability to food labeling claims DAVID BIDERMAN: 'All natural’ class actions should be stayed pending an FDA determination