In the News Today - July 26, 2018

July 26, 2018

California Court Rejects Doctor’s Attempt to Force Warning Labels on Cereal: The Second Appellate District Court in California blocked a doctor’s attempt to require cereal packages to have cancer warning labels as required by the state’s Proposition 65 law. The effort was preempted by the Food and Drug Administration, which the court said cautioned “against Proposition 65 warnings on cereals because they could mislead consumers and cause them to avoid whole grains, resulting in health detriments.” (Legal Newsline)

1st Circuit Denies Labaton Effort to Dismiss Judge: The First Circuit blocked an attempt by Labaton Sucharow LLP attorneys to remove the Massachusetts federal judge that is overseeing the controversial $300 million State Street Corp. securities lawsuit in a one-paragraph ruling yesterday. Labaton and two other law firms are facing allegations that they over-billed their clients in their $75 million fee request and are even under fire for potential public corruption that led to an Arkansas pension fund serving as lead plaintiff. (Law360)