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May 2, 2014

In the News Today – May 2, 2014

The Washington Legal Foundation’s Mark Chenoweth writes that, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a decision on April 16 in a case called Company Doe v. Public Citizen that signals hope for asbestos defendants who are seeking to combat fraudulent claims in North Carolina.” (Forbes)

Since 2000, Kansas City’s Walters Bender Strohbehn & Vaughan has sued dozens of banks for allegedly violating the Missouri Second Mortgage Loan Act, securing more than $662 million in class action settlements. A ruling this week by a Kansas City judge, however, may stem the tide of litigation spurred by this law. (Litigation Daily)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case this week conceding, “what a food company must prove to advertise a product’s health benefits.” The case is a result of the Federal Trade Commission’s crackdown on Pom Wonderful for advertising that the company’s juice could help you “cheat death.” (Wall Street Journal)

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