A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of Dec. 13-19.


Unilever Pulls Lawsuit Against Just Mayo Maker Hampton Creek

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg Businessweek

Unilever (UNA), the maker of Hellmann’s mayonnaise, withdrew a lawsuit against startup Hampton Creek Foods Inc. over the labeling of its Just Mayo product.

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Lawsuits: S.J. Supermarkets’ Claims are Half-Baked

Jim Walsh | Courier-Post

Three supermarket chains in South Jersey face a legal challenge over claims that baked goods are prepared daily at their stores.

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Need to Find Just the Right Balance in Consumer Fraud Responses

Jeff Gelles | Philadelphia Inquirer

What can a wronged consumer do to make a situation right? What’s a reasonable response? What counts as an overreaction? Those are perennial questions with no simple answers facing anyone who deals with consumer problems. But two recent events highlight what you might call consumerism’s Goldilocks problem – the risks of responses that are too hard or too soft.

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