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Actor Cohen Sues Cannabis Firm for $9M Over Use of ‘Borat’ Image on Billboard

Film and television actor Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his movie character Borat, is suing a Massachusetts cannabis firm for $9 million because Cohen says the firm used his likeness on a billboard without his permission. Cohen and his …

Warren Buffett’s Duracell Sues Energizer Over Battery Life Claims

NEW YORK — Duracell, the battery unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, sued the maker of Energizer batteries on Tuesday, accusing it falsely advertising that its Energizer MAX batteries last up to 50% longer than other alkaline batteries. The …

Juul Sued by California for Marketing E-Cigarettes to Teens

Juul Labs Inc. was sued by California for allegedly targeting teenagers with ads for its e-cigarettes, after a series of lawsuits filed by schools, parents and others against the market leader as deaths and illnesses linked to vaping add up …

Maker’s Mark Accused of False Advertising in Suit

Two California consumers sued one of Kentucky’s best-known distilleries, saying Maker’s Mark tries to spike demand and sticker prices by falsely promoting its bourbon as being handmade. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in San Diego, accused the distillery of …

Hellmann’s Maker Makes Changes to Site Amid Mayo Spat

The maker of Hellmann’s mayonnaise has some egg on its face. After suing a small California company for calling its product “Just Mayo” because the product is made without eggs, it was discovered that Unilever had tweaked its website to …

False Advertising Lawsuit Settled by North Dakota Pasta Maker

A company accused of falsely advertising the health benefits of its nationally distributed Dreamfields Pasta line has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit and pay $5 million to consumers who bought the products in the last decade. The complaint, …

Suits: More Water, Less Buzz in Bud, Michelob Beer

Beer lovers across the U.S. have filed $5 million class-action lawsuits accusing Anheuser-Busch of watering down its Budweiser, Michelob and other brands. The suits were filed in Pennsylvania, California and other states on behalf of consumers allegedly cheated out of …

New Jersey Sues Post-Sandy Disaster Summit Organizer

New Jersey’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the organizer of an upcoming post-superstorm “reconstruction summit,” alleging the man has violated the state’s Consumer Fraud Act and has created the false impression that the summit is somehow government-sanctioned. Attorney …

7 Former Students Sue Virginia College in Mississippi

A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven women accuses Virginia College’s Jackson, Miss., branch of fraud, breach of contract and negligence in its medical assistants program. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. It …