The Food Court: Trends and Updates in Food Litigation for 2019
The number of class action lawsuits in the food, beverage and consumer goods industry has skyrocketed in the past few years. The latest class action filings against such companies were centered on false labeling, slack-fill, and all-natural claims. With this prevailing risk, it becomes more important for businesses to keep themselves apace of the consumer's concerns as well as of current court rulings, practices and new trends in this rapidly evolving legal climate. Rigorous application of risk mitigation practices must be ensured to prevent unwarranted damages.
In this LIVE Webcast, a seasoned panel of thought leaders and professionals brought together by The Knowledge Group will provide and present an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent trends and developments surrounding the Food Litigation landscape. Speakers will also offer a discussion of what’s to come on this significant topic.
Key Topics Include:
- Food Litigation: Recent Trends and Developments
- Notable Cases and Court Rulings
- Litigation Strategies
- Best Risk Mitigation Practices
- What Lies Ahead?
J. Lee Gray, Partner
Holland & Hart LLP
- Recent decisions re: product origin claims
- Forum shopping and effect of Bristol-Meyers Squibb
- Other labelling claims
Marisa Maleck, Senior Associate Attorney
King & Spalding LLP
- What is glyphosate?
- How is glyphosate regulated?
- Why is glyphosate important now?
- What kinds of glyphosate challenges should I be aware of?
Geoffrey R. Pittman, Senior Counsel
Hanson Bridgett LLP
- Malic acid/citric acid cases;
- Courts viewpoints towards damages models for class certification under Comcast v. Behrend in Consumer Packaged Goods Cases; and
- Proposition 65 litigation developments.
Who Should Attend:
- Food & Beverage Manufacturers
- Food & Beverage Lawyers
- In-house Counsel and Advisers
- Brand Managers
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- Marketing and Advertising Directors
- Litigation Officers
- Senior Management
- Food and Beverage Services
Lee Gray relies on two decades of experience to help manufacturers and food & beverage producers with a variety of product-related issues, including product liability litigation, product recalls, regulatory compliance, and resolving commercial disputes.
Lee represents clients in trials, arbitrations, preliminary injunction hearings, and administrative hearings.
Lee Gray relies on two decades of experience to help manufacturers and food & beverage producers with a variety of …
Marisa Maleck is a member of the Appellate, Constitutional, and Administrative Law practice, who focuses on appeals, dispositive motions, and strategic counseling, including at the trial and appellate level, in both state and federal courts. She is a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She has extensive experience representing companies that sell FDA-regulated products, including food and beverages. She has achieved several dismissals of cases involving allegedly false advertising and labeling, including cases involving “natural” claims and other nutrient content claims.
Marisa Maleck is a member of the Appellate, Constitutional, and Administrative Law practice, who focuses on appeals, dispositive motions, and …
Geoff is a senior counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP with a litigation practice is focused on defending consumer class actions and other complex business litigation. Geoff litigates and counsels his clients regarding diverse claims including unfair business practices, false advertising, fraud, California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act (CLRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), California’s Automatic Renewal Law (ARL), contract disputes, and regulatory matters. Geoff also has substantial experience litigating class claims regarding the use of the term “natural” on food product labeling. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries and has also counseled clients on food labeling regulatory issues. Geoff is an active member of Hanson Bridgett LLP’s Class Action and Litigation practice groups.
Geoff is a senior counsel at Hanson Bridgett LLP with a litigation practice is focused on defending consumer class actions …
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Method Of Presentation:
General knowledge of consumer class-action litigation
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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