Key takeaways:

  • A recent report from the House of Representatives has motivated nearly 100 false advertising cases against baby food manufacturers.
  • The cases allege that the companies sold food containing heavy metals and failed to disclose that fact.
  • The filings have prompted Food and Drug Administration and Congressional action on heavy metals in baby food and may invite additional scrutiny from regulators and plaintiffs’ counsel on trace substances in consumer product goods, beyond baby food.

Continue Reading Nearly 100 Cases Claim That Baby Food is Tainted With “Dangerous Levels” of Heavy Metals; Here’s What You Need to Know

Takeaway: The U.S. Supreme Court ever so slightly trimmed removal rules under the Class Action Fairness Act (CAFA) last week in Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. v. Jackson, No. 17-1471. In an opinion by Justice Thomas, the Court held that neither CAFA nor the general removal statute (28 U.S.C. § 1441(a)) permit removal by a third-party counterclaim defendant. That is, a party brought into the suit through a claim filed by the original defendant cannot remove the case to federal court.
Continue Reading Supreme Court Holds Third-Party Defendant Can’t Remove Class Actions Under CAFA