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Battery Rivals Duracell, Energizer Agree to End Lawsuits Over False Advertising Claims

The makers of Energizer and Duracell batteries have ended two lawsuits accusing each other of advertising false claims to consumers about battery life. According to filings on Friday in Manhattan federal court, Energizer Holdings Inc. and Duracell, the battery unit …

Buffett’s Duracell Countersues Energizer, Alleging False Ads Over Battery Life Claims

Duracell, the battery unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., sued the maker of Energizer batteries on Tuesday, accusing it falsely advertising that its Energizer MAX batteries last up to 50% longer than other alkaline batteries. The lawsuit follows Energizer …

Arkansas AG Sues TV Pastor Bakker over Virus Treatment Claims

Arkansas’ attorney general has sued Missouri-based TV pastor Jim Bakker over his promotion of a product falsely touted as a cure for the illness caused by the coronavirus. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed the lawsuit in Arkansas against Bakker and …

Utah Lawsuit Against Pellet Grill Company Dismissed

A district court judge has dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against barbecue grill manufacturer Traeger Pellet Grills, deciding the defendants failed to establish the court has jurisdiction. U.S. District Court Judge Bruce Jenkins of Utah dismissed without prejudice the …

Diet Dr Pepper Is Not Promising Weight Loss, Court Rules

A U.S. federal appeals court on Monday said the maker of Diet Dr Pepper did not deceive consumers into thinking the soft drink promoted weight loss by including “diet” in its name, a decision that could doom a similar lawsuit …

Mercury Paying $41M in Decades-Long Court Battle With California Insurance Department

Mercury Insurance Co. has agreed to pay more than $41 million to end a two-decade long battle with the California Department of Insurance battle over the Los Angeles-based carrier improperly tacking fees onto auto insurance policies and over false advertising …

Lawsuit Accuses Oregon Group of Falsely Advertising Dairy Products

A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The Statesman …

Pfizer Agrees to Settle in Oregon Probe Over False Advertising

Pfizer has agreed to shell out $975,000 after Oregon’s Department of Justice found the pharmaceutical giant misled consumers with deceptive coupons. Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum announced details of the six-figure settlement on Monday, saying the pharmaceutical giant was “taking …

Nestle’s ‘Natural’ Claims on Poland Springs Don’t Hold Water, Lawsuit Alleges

Nestle SA’s Poland Spring Water unit has duped American consumers into paying premium prices for ordinary ground water that’s pumped from some of Maine’s most populated areas, rather than from natural springs as the company advertises, according to a lawsuit. …

Intellectual Property Coverage Presents Challenges in Private D&O

Physical property damage due to natural disasters, weather-related or man-made incidents, can be relatively straightforward to assess, but understanding how a different form of property causes damage can be a little more ambiguous, according to panelists at the recent Professional …