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Preparing For & Defending Big Food Lawsuits

November 7, 2012


Montgomery McCracken partners Kristen Polovoy and Michael Hayes are conducting the “Preparing For & Defending Big Food Lawsuits” webinar.

In recent months, more than 25 multi-plaintiff and class action lawsuits have been filed against major food manufacturers alleging they have mislabeled products in false or misleading ways. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have stepped into the fray; forcing costly settlements.  And this is only the beginning!

This 60-minute seminar will provide in-house counsel with best practice tips on how to mitigate the risk of these types of lawsuits as well as prepare for and defend them in court.

I. Proactive strategy for mitigating risk of lawsuits
            A. Looking at the label through a litigation lens
                        1.) Promotional puffery vs. actionable misrepresentation
                        2.) Choice of law strategy

            B. Defending the label from a substantive and class perspective

            C. Ongoing client counseling concerns
                        1.) Individual officer liability
                        2.) Government actions
                        3.) Client education and inter-departmental communication

II. E-discovery issues and best practices

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November 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM