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Afternoon Briefs: Suit filed over chicken sandwich shortage; judge seen as likely SCOTUS pick

Popeyes sued for running out of chicken sandwiches

An East Ridge, Tennessee, man has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes for selling out of its new chicken sandwich. Craig Barr claims…

In ‘unorthodox’ strategy, Arizona files suit against opioid company owners directly with Supreme Court

The state of Arizona has filed a suit directly with the U.S. Supreme Court that claims owners of Purdue Pharma should return more than $4 billion withdrawn from the company.

6th Circuit rules for workers’ comp law firm challenging ban on solicitation of claimants

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Federal judge blocks HHS rule requiring drugmakers to disclose prices in TV ads

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has vacated an agency rule that required drugmakers to disclose the list price of prescriptions in TV advertising.

Lawyers, songs and money: Music that changed the law

Some songs or albums move the law. A band or artist will be involved in a lawsuit so groundbreaking and important that it will set a precedent, either enshrined in law or otherwise binding future generations.

Search engines not liable for translating sham addresses into map pinpoints, opinion says

A federal appeals court has ruled that federal law protects online search engines from liability when they translate information from sham websites into pinpoints on a map.

The U.S. Court…

Bud Light ads can’t mention rival beers and corn syrup without these qualifying words

A federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin, is barring Anheuser-Busch, the maker of Bud Light, from running advertisements that fail to give context to its ad claims about rival MillerCoors’ Miller…

Timeshare company settles false ad lawsuit with lawyer who claimed ‘fraud’ on his website

Vacation ownership company Diamond Resorts International has settled a lawsuit against an Orlando lawyer and his firm that claimed their website marketing to potential clients interfered with the company’s timeshare…

Judge refuses to block maker of Roundup weed killer from geofencing around courthouse

Can targeted cellphone ads by a lawsuit defendant constitute jury tampering? That was an issue earlier this month when lawyers for plaintiffs in a case against the makers of Roundup asked a judge to block the company from running ads about its safety.

MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup ad that had ‘nefarious purpose’ to mislead consumers

MillerCoors is asking a court to order the maker of Bud Light to stop running ads implying that Miller Lite and Coors Light have corn syrup in their beers.


Families of Sandy Hook victims may sue gunmaker over marketing practices, top state court says

The maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle can be sued over alleged marketing practices that violate the state’s unfair trade practices law, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled in a…

Burger King serves up ‘Big Mac’ trademark battle in European Union

“Big Mac-ish but Flame-Grilled of Course” is one of many new menu options at Burger King in Sweden less than a month after McDonald’s Corp. lost its rights to the…

9th Circuit blocks ordinance requiring large health warnings on outdoor ads for sugary drinks

An en banc federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a San Francisco ordinance requiring prominent health warnings on billboards and other outdoor ads for sugary drinks.

Ex-judge who posed as ‘Don Tequila’ sentenced to 6 years in online revenge case

A former judge in Galveston County, Texas, has been sentenced to six years in prison for posting fake ads for sex using photos and phone numbers of two former girlfriends.

Avvo’s lawyer ratings are protected by the First Amendment, judge rules in false-advertising suit

A federal judge in Manhattan has tossed a would-be class action lawsuit that claimed Avvo gave better ratings and promotional benefits to lawyers who paid for ads.

U.S. District Judge…

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