A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for October 7-13.


NJ Consumer Law Still Unsettled After Restaurant Patrons’ Case Is Tossed

Charles Toutant, New Jersey Law Journal

After the Supreme Court threw out restaurant patrons’ claims in a closely watched case under the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, the legal climate for suits under the consumer protection law still appears unsettled.

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FDA Warns Bakery CEO and Lawyer that ‘Love’ isn’t an Actual Ingredient

Debra Cassens Weiss | ABA Journal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned a Massachusetts bakery that the word “love” should not be on its ingredient list.

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Lawsuit Claims Not Enough Mints in Junior Mints

Jorge Fitz-Gibbon | Lohud.com, WGRZ

When is too much candy not enough? For a Manhattan woman, it’s when nearly half of a box of candy is filled with air. In a federal class-action lawsuit against Tootsie Roll Industries, Biola Daniel claims the manufacturer of Junior Mints intentionally deceived sweet-toothed consumers by packaging them in unnecessarily large boxes topped off with too much air, referred to as “slack-fill.”

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