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Dowd Bennett Defeats Florida Beer Class Action

On August 18, 2021, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed with prejudice a putative class action lawsuit filed against Dowd Bennett clients Anheuser-Busch and Miami Beer Ventures.  The plaintiffs challenged several aspects of the marketing and labeling of a craft beer brand with a…

Dowd Bennett Obtains Dismissal of False Claims Act Case

On July 30, 2021, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed with prejudice a qui tam action filed against Dowd Bennett client Fresenius Medical Care North America.  The case challenged certain joint venture arrangements with physicians and was dismissed based on the False…

Dowd Bennett Prevails in Jury Trial Involving Propane Explosion

Dowd Bennett attorneys Jim Bennett, John Comerford, Megan Heinsz and Rebecca McLaughlin recently won a unanimous defense verdict in a jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota in a product liability case involving a propane explosion. The plaintiffs, who had suffered serious…

Dowd Bennett Secures Dismissal with Prejudice for Client

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently granted Dowd Bennett’s motion to dismiss with prejudice a putative class action seeking to represent all California residents who bought Beck’s Non-Alcoholic malt beverages over the last four years. See Angiano v. Anheuser-Busch InBev Worldwide, Inc., CV 21-01879…

Court Dismisses False Claims Act Case

On January 12, 2021, the United States District Court for the District of Hawai‘i dismissed a False Claims Act suit against Dowd Bennett’s client, Fresenius Medical Care North America in Hawaii ex rel. Torricer v. Liberty Dialysis-Hawaii, LLC.  The suit had been filed by a private qui tam relator,…

Victory in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

On November 1, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reversed a class certification order that had been entered in Multi District Litigation proceedings involving a Dowd Bennett manufacturing company client.  The district court had certified a nationwide class of plaintiffs challenging the advertising for…

Summary judgment obtained for major league baseball player

On May 10, 2019, a District Court in the Southern District of Illinois entered an order granting summary judgment and dismissing all claims against a major league baseball player represented by Dowd Bennett in connection with a civil lawsuit filed by a participant in an altercation in a bar…

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