Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation Conference

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Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation Conference, Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA 

“Over the past 18 months, a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who got rich suing the tobacco industry have turned their litigious attention to what they hope will be the next big thing: challenges to healthy-sounding food labels they allege are misleading.” – Bloomberg Businessweek

Known as the “Food Court,” many companies are facing the threat of class actions in the federal courts of Northern California. The food and beverage industry and defense attorneys are looking for ways to proactively minimize their risk of exposure to these suits. Class actions can result in huge monetary fines and even larger reputational damage to a brand. With the FDA yet to make a determination on “all natural”, these claims will continue to rise and eager plaintiff’s attorneys will benefit from some of the largest class action lawsuits in history, with the number of potential plaintiffs increasing dramatically. 

Other advertising claims using words such as “wholesome,” “100% juice,” “no sugar added”, “Non-GMO” and “organic” have been the basis of many of these class actions, but food companies are currently facing such claims for seemingly more innocuous statements on their packaging. Pictures of fresh produce or a healthy lifestyle have formed the basis of these “misleading” marketing claims and have led to large class actions with staggering settlements.

At ACI’s Food & Beverage Consumer Fraud Litigation Conference,  January 2014 in San Francisco, CA, gain proven-effective strategies on: 

• How the use of scientific data, surveys, economists and expert witnesses can be used to defend your case

• Specific strategies for defending a case in the California court system

• Strategies in structured settlements

• How regulatory changes will affect litigation

• Case law update

This is a unique opportunity to get highly specialized information in a setting where you can network and benchmark with your peers in the food and beverage industry. This is a must attend event for anyone in the food and beverage industry and any litigators that defend complex class actions. 

Register here.

Who should attend:

Food, beverage, dietary supplement and consumer health product manufacturers, retailers and restaurants:

In-house counsel and legal support staff responsible for:

– Advertising
– Marketing
– Promotions
– Food Safety
– Regulatory Affairs
– Government Affairs
– Intellectual Property

• VP’s and Directors of Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations

• Brand managers Private practice attorneys specializing:
• FDA/Food and drug Law
• Food litigation
• Food advertising and labeling
• Mass tort litigation
• Advertising and labeling
• Consumer products litigation
 
 
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