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United States: Dispute resolution

Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Within: Product liability, mass tort and class action: consumer products (including tobacco)

Winston & Strawn LLP’s Chicago-based practice regularly represents manufacturers in the food, beverages, cosmetics and electronics industries in class actions and product liability suits. The class actions team is co-led by Amanda Groves in Charlotte and Los Angeles-based Stephen Smerek. Scott Glaubermann heads the products team and George Lombardi is another key figure. Stephen D’Amore and Washington DC-based Andrew Nichols continue to represent Archer Daniels Midland in a class action alleging equine products were contaminated with a chemical additive that is poisonous to horses. In other work, Kimball Anderson acted for Dell in a putative class action alleging false advertising of the battery life of Inspiron laptops. In early 2017, trial expert Thomas Melsheimer joined the firm from Fish & Richardson P.C., in course of the establishment of a new office in Dallas.

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United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Advertising and marketing: litigation

Within: Advertising and marketing: litigation

Winston & Strawn LLP’s litigation team includes Ronald Rothstein in Chicago and Charlotte-based Amanda Groves; Groves is defending Dollar General in a putative class action alleging the client’s DG Body Soothing Aloe Gel doesn’t contain aloe vera, as claimed on the label, and Rothstein is acting for Big Heart Pet Brands in a putative class action regarding the ‘All Natural’ labeling of various pet food products. Clients also praise ‘excellent litigatorMichael Elkin in New York, who is representing PepsiCo in litigation brought by advertising agency Betty, which alleges that PepsiCo’s 2016 Super Bowl commercial was originally its concept; and Chicago-based product liability specialist Scott Glauberman, who is defending Abbott Laboratories in false advertising litigation in which plaintiffs allege that the labeling of Abbott’s AdvantEdge and Myoplex nutrition bars misrepresents the products’ nutritional values.

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