Check the Box to Avoid Food & Beverage Packaging Litigation: Insights from Nutter’s Shagha TousiPrint PDF
Shagha Tousi, a partner in Nutter’s Litigation Department and a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Product Liability and Toxic Tort Litigation practice groups, addressed product packaging litigation in the food and beverage industry in Nutter Insights. Shagha discussed how product packaging can trigger litigation for food and beverage companies, the types of packaging that plaintiffs’ lawyers often focus on, if manufacturers should only be worried about what is on their nutrition label or physical product packaging, and how a company can avoid being subject to a regulatory action or class action litigation on the basis of their product labeling. According to Shagha, perhaps more ominous than the threat of regulatory action is that of a consumer class action brought by the plaintiffs’ bar. These claims can vary from product liability claims alleging physical harm to false or misleading advertising claims.