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AG James Takes a Bite Out of Pizzeria Chain Over Alleged Wage Issues

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with corporate entities for three New York City-based Gotham Pizza restaurants and their owner Michael Shamailov to resolve allegations that Gotham Pizza failed to pay its employees the required minimum and overtime wages in violation of the Minimum Wage Order and New York labor laws.

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Baby Food Manufacturer Rapped for Allegedly Misrepresenting Products as Lead-Free

New York AG Letitia James issued a demand letter to baby food company JSG Babyfood LLC, doing business as HolleUSA, ordering it to stop using false or misleading claims in its marketing in violation of New York’s consumer protection and deceptive business practices laws.

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FTC Sends Refunds to Consumers Who Bought Fish Oil Supplements Marketed with Unproven Health Claims

The FTC announced that it is refunding a total of $396,431 to more than 1,800 consumers nationwide as part of its final settlement with German multinational chemical company BASF SE, its U.S. subsidiary, and BASF-retained marketing company DIEM Labs, LLC (collectively, “BASF”) resolving allegations that BASF made deceptive and scientifically unsupported claims to market its…

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Baby Food Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Levels of Lead in Its Products

California AG Rob Bonta reached a settlement with baby food manufacturer Perrigo Company and two of its subsidiaries (collectively, “Perrigo”) to resolve allegations that Perrigo did not warn consumers about the levels of lead in its infant and toddler food products in violation of California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (known as “Proposition 65”) and Unfair Competition Law.

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Burger Chain Operator Accused of Misleading Franchisees

The FTC sued fast-food restaurant chain Burgerim, an affiliated entity, and their owner (collectively, “Burgerim”) over allegations that Burgerim used false and misleading promises to sell franchises in violation of the FTC Act and the Franchise Rule.

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