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Consumer Products Regulatory and Litigation

  • Represent retailer and manufacturer of cosmetics and drugs concerning slack fill allegations by California District Attorneys.
  • Defend clients in District Attorney and Attorney General investigations alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of cosmetics, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, and homeopathic products.
  • Successfully defended Lush Cosmetics by having the Superior Court sustain a demurrer without leave to amend with regard to Proposition 65, Consumer Legal Remedies Act, and Unfair Business Practice claims.
  • Defense of publishing company against unfair competition and false advertising claims asserted by California District Attorneys relating to alleged negative option subscriptions.
  • Assisted a major manufacturer of lawn and pet care products in a nationwide product-liability class action.
  • Defended a pharmaceuticals manufacturer in two series of product-liability cases pending in several state jurisdictions.
  • Represent foreign companies in federal multi-district litigation relating to the manufacture and sale of allegedly defective drywall.
  • Represent a major chemical manufacturer in state-court asbestos litigation.