D.C. Federal Judge Denies Dismissal Of Lanham Act Claims Against McCormick
(October 19, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Multidistrict litigation stemming from an alleged practice by McCormick & Co. Inc. of “slack-filling” black pepper containers will proceed with a claim of false advertising in place, a District of Columbia federal judge ruled Oct. 18 (In re: McCormick & Company Inc., MDL No. 2665, D. D.C.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143176).
(Decision available. Document #16-161107-005Z.)
According to U.S. Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle of the District of Columbia, who is overseeing the MDL, McCormick is incorrect when it argues that because plaintiff Watkins...