Park v. Welch Foods, Inc., 12cv6449 (N.D. Cal.): Plaintiffs filed a 40-page, 230-paragraph complaint against Welch Foods, alleging that a wide variety of Welch juices and juice products violate California consumer protection statutes. The court dismissed all of the claims without prejudice finding that despite its length, the complaint provides no detail of the actual statements plaintiffs’ saw and relied upon, and only “conclusory” allegations about the “unlawfulness” of the defendants’ labels. Order.

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Charles Sipos is a class action litigator with more than two decades of experience focusing on technology, consumer goods, and privacy issues.

He litigates class actions nationwide and has appeared and argued on behalf of defendants in federal courts, including in California, Colorado…

Charles Sipos is a class action litigator with more than two decades of experience focusing on technology, consumer goods, and privacy issues.

He litigates class actions nationwide and has appeared and argued on behalf of defendants in federal courts, including in California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Charles’ litigation successes have included dismissals and summary judgment based on lack of Article III injury, statutory standing under consumer protection laws, federal preemption, primary jurisdiction, failure to allege damages, First Amendment protection for commercial speech, the “reasonable consumer” standard, and related defenses.