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Court: Ohio Consumer Laws Don’t Apply to Insurance Estimates

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that laws protecting consumers from deceptive practices don’t apply to insurance company repair estimates. The court made that ruling on Dec. 29 in the case involving a Columbus insurer, voting 5-2 to overturn a …

McCormick Sued by Rival over Amount of Pepper in Tins

A dust-up over pepper has landed in federal court in Minneapolis. A small Minnesota producer, Watkins Inc., filed a lawsuit against giant spice maker McCormick & Co., claiming it has misled consumers by secretly cutting the amount of pepper in …

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Settles Deceptive Advertising Practices Suit for $181M

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and its parent company Johnson & Johnson have agreed to resolve charges of improper marketing and advertising of the powerful anti-psychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega in the largest multi-state consumer protection-based pharmaceutical settlement in history. Janssen agreed …

Missouri AG Settles with American Suzuki Motor Corp. over Advertising

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has announced a $540,000 settlement with American Suzuki Motor Corp. that resolves allegations that Chad Franklin Suzuki, a former Suzuki dealer operating in the Kansas City area, used deceptive advertisements. The settlement will provide restitution …

Insurer Sues Google in Alabama Over Unflattering Search Results

An insurer is hoping to use an Alabama state law governing deceptive trade practices to stop Google from prominently displaying negative websites about the company. American Income Life Insurance Co. has filed suit in the Jefferson County Alabama Circuit Court …