Pooja Nair Quoted in The Associated Press, "This isn’t what I ordered: Lawsuits accuse Burger King, others of ads that misrepresent their foods"
Pooja Nair, Partner, and Chair of the Food, Beverage & Hospitality practice group was quoted in The Associated Press in an article titled, "This isn’t what I ordered: Lawsuits accuse Burger King, others of ads that misrepresent their foods".
"Pooja Nair, who represents food and beverage companies as a partner with the Beverly Hills, California-based law firm Ervin Cohen and Jessup, said waves of class action lawsuits started hitting federal courts a few years ago".
"Some of the first were false advertising claims against snack chip makers for not completely filling the bags; most of those were dismissed, she said. Since 2019, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed asserting that consumers are being misled by “vanilla-flavored” products that don’t contain pure vanilla or vanilla beans".
"Companies often settle cases before a lawsuit is filed instead of spending the time and money fighting it in court, Nair said".
"Nair said it’s unclear how the case will be resolved. Generally, she said, cases against fast food giants have been hard to win. Unlike boxes of cereal or sodas, every sandwich is different, and some might look more like the images on menu boards than others. The U.S. Supreme Court hasn’t weighed in on these issues, so they’ve been decided on a court-by-court basis".
Pooja S. Nair is a business litigator and problem solver with a focus on the food and beverage sector. She advises food and beverage clients, including restaurant groups, mid-market food brands, and food manufacturers on a comprehensive range of issues, including employment, trade secrets, partnership disputes, contract negotiations, and intellectual property. Additionally, Pooja focuses on finding creative, long-term solutions to the business problems affecting companies of all sizes and industries, from startups to publicly traded entities. She combines litigation experience with a strategic perspective so that legal decisions make business sense.