Morrison & Foerster has a long track record defending companies in high-stakes consumer class actions and related regulatory proceedings. We represent clients defending claims by private litigants for unfair competition, false advertising, and unfair and deceptive trade practices; and investigations and regulatory enforcement actions mounted by state and federal authorities, including the Federal Trade Commission, and Attorneys General and District Attorneys.
In California (a hotbed of consumer litigation activity due to the state's expansive consumer protection laws) companies must navigate particularly treacherous terrain. We are at our best in that environment thanks to a highly experienced team that includes, among other leaders in the field, the author of the seminal treatise on the subject, who also crafted the key amendment to §17200 known as Proposition 64 (approved by California voters on Nov. 2, 2004).
Our success in representing clients against consumer class actions has earned us the recognition by Legal 500 as a “first tier” law firm in the category of “Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Consumer Products.” Our attorneys are recognized by local and national publications, including Chambers, Legal 500, and Best Lawyers in America.
It's not surprising, then, that a wide range of clients, many of them leading consumer brands, turn to our consumer litigation team. These clients include: Amway Inc., Apple, Cadbury, Capital One, Costco Wholesale Corp., Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc., Herbalife, Iovate Health Sciences Inc., LensCrafters Inc., Lucasfilm Ltd., Mattel Inc., McKesson Corp., Target Corp., UPS, USAA Casualty Insurance, Unilever, U.S. Bank, N.A., and Verizon Wireless.
The following are representative matters:
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