The Long Lashes of the Law: Fed Circuit Rejects Nation-wide Application of California § 17200

By David Gabor

On December 30, 2013, the Federal Court of Appeals, in Allergan, Inc. v. Athena Cosmetics, Inc., et al., an as-yet unpublished decision, affirmed a California District Court ruling that has the potential significantly to affect advertising law and the use of the California unfair competition statute at B&P Code §17200, et seq. to regulate commerce. http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/images/stories/opinions-orders/13-1286.Opinion.12-26-2013.1.PDF In that case, the Federal Circuit affirmed that a California unfair competition claim is limited in injunctive effect to California only.

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Upcoming Webinar: FSMA Made Simple: Strategic & Tactical Approaches In Preparing For New Regulations

Attorneys Lee Smith and Alden Parker will present at an upcoming webinar: “FSMA Made Simple: Strategic and Tactical Approaches In Preparing for New Regulations” at 2 p.m. August 14.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will have knowledge of how to realistically analyze the effects of FSMA regulations on their operations and build an action plan of next steps for their company.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) presents a daunting collection of both newly enforced and proposed regulations impacting food processors.

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