Lawsuits Allege Tuna Is Not Dolphin Safe

In 1990 Congress passed the Dolphin Protection Consumer Information Act to prevent fraud and affix a federal definition to the term “dolphin safe,” making it illegal to claim a product is “dolphin safe” if it contains tuna harvested in a manner that is harmful to dolphins. Recently filed class-action lawsuits allege that the country’s three largest tuna producers — StarKist, Bumble Bee and Chicken of the Sea — violate the 1990 law by marketing their tuna products as “dolphin safe,” including with logos on the labels, when they use fishing techniques that contribute to a “substantial” number of dolphin deaths each year. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers who purchase products based

FDA Warns Companies Selling Kratom Drug Products For Deceptive Advertising

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued warning letters to marketers and distributors of kratom products, Cali Botanicals and Kratom NC, for illegally selling unapproved, misbranded kratom-containing drug products. The FDA stated that the products contained unproven claims about their ability to treat or cure opioid addiction and withdrawal symptoms, treat pain, as well as other medical conditions like depression, anxiety and cancer. Separately, the FDA has warned about the risks of using these products that may be contaminated with high rates of salmonella and heavy metals. Andersen Sleater Sianni attorneys represent consumers victimized by deceptive advertising and adulterated product

Mineral Spring Water Recalled Because of Arsenic

Peñafiel brand unflavored mineral spring water made by Keurig Dr Pepper company was recalled after a laboratory found “volative levels of arsenic” in samples that exceeded the FDA’s bottled water standards for mineral water of 10 ppb. The water was imported from Mexico and includes all products and sizes. Arsenic is toxic to people and animals and over time can cause major health problems. Keurig Dr Pepper stated that it has recently installed enhanced filtration systems at its facilities that produce Peñafiel to ensure that the products are now within regulatory guidelines. Click here to read more about this recall.

Retailers Pull Dairy Products After Undercover Investigation Exposes Inhumane Treatment of Animals

The Animal Recovery Mission conducted an undercover investigation of the largest dairy farm in the country at Fair Oaks Farm in Indiana that sells Fairlife brand milk. The investigation including a video that went viral exposed persistent, widespread abuse of cows particularly baby calves, who were beaten and left in sweltering heat to die. After an outcry from consumers to Coca Cola that partners and distributes its products to sever its ties, several retailers pulled Fairlife products and cancelled orders. Andersen Sleater Sianni attorneys represent consumers who may have purchased products that were falsely advertised including as from animals who were treated humanely. For more informati

Opioid Manufacturer Pays $225M for Doctor Bribery Scheme

Insys Therapeutics, an opioid manufacturer, has agreed to pay $225 million to settle the federal government's criminal and civil investigations into the company's marketing practices involving opioids. The Company admitted to nationwide scheme of bribing doctors to prescribe its fentanyl-based medication, Subsys as a painkiller to patients, who didn't need it, as part of its "speaker program." This settlement follows a jury last month finding five top Insys Therapeutics executives guilty of racketeering conspiracy for these same practices. Click here to read more about the Insys case.

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