Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer

Legal Insight for the Retail and Consumer Products Industry

Tag Archives: class action

Here Come the GMO-Free Class Actions

Posted in Advertising & Product Risk Management, Consumer Class Action
Whether to label foods as either containing genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) or being GMO-free is getting more complicated. On the one hand, Vermont’s GMO-labeling law, which has thus far survived legal challenge, will require by next July that all foods for sale at retail in the state bear labeling regarding GMO content. On the other hand, many retailers… Continue Reading

DOJ’s Recently Articulated Position on the Accessibility of Point-of-Sales Devices

Posted in Consumer Class Action
In January 2014, a blind patron sued Lucky Brand Jeans for discrimination when he was not able to use Lucky Brand’s point-of-sale (“POS”) device to independently complete a debit purchase because the visual touch screen on the POS was not discernible to blind individuals. The plaintiff filed a class action under title III of the… Continue Reading

Supreme Court To Decide Whether Retailers Can Require Individual Arbitration of Customer Claims

Posted in Consumer Class Action
This year, the United States Supreme Court is expected to decide whether a retailer can protect itself against class action lawsuits by including a single claim arbitration provision in its contracts with customers. At issue before the United States Supreme Court is the case of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion. The question to be decided is… Continue Reading