Court of Appeals Overturns Dismissal of Prescription Pet Food Lawsuit

The Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit overturned the dismissal of a class action involving prescription pet food lawsuit finding that Hill's, the pet food manufacturer, cannot use the fact the FDA stated it is not likely to prosecute them for making claims that their pet food is a drug that requires a prescription from a vet for purchase, when it is not approved by the FDA. The Court found that the plaintiffs adequately alleged that they were mislead and paid more for the pet food believing it was prescribed by their vet and was not the same as non-prescribed pet food. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents consumers, who have been misled, by purchasing products including pet foods that are f

School Operator Ordered to Pay $30m for Falsely Stating Affiliation with Military and Other Benefits

Career Education Corporation (CEC) and its subsidiaries, American InterContinental University, Inc., AIU Online, LLC, Marlin Acquisition Corporation, Colorado Technical University, Inc., and Colorado Tech., Inc. agreed to pay $30 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used sales leads stating that its schools were affiliated with the U.S. military and that they would provide job or benefits assistance. The FTC also charged that CEC’s lead generators falsely told consumers that their information would not be shared, and that both CEC and its lead generators illegally called consumers registered on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents

Johnson & Johnson Found Liable for Opioid Crisis in Oklahoma

On Ausut 26, 2019, a court found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Janssen liable for Oklahoma’s opioid crisis in the first ruling in the US against a drug manufacturer relating to the epdemic. The Court ordered the company to pay $572 million - based on Oklahoma's costs for one year of combatting the crisis for its misleading marketing and promotion of opioids that created a nuisance that compromised the health and safety of thousands of Oklahomans increasing rates of addiction, overdose deaths and neonatal abstinence syndrome. The ruling also noted that defendants repeatedly downplayed the risks of addiction to opioids, training sales representatives to tell doctors the risk was 2.6% or

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