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The Effect of Pom Wonderful v. Coca-Cola on Commercial and Consumer Litigation

Date: Thursday, August 7, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Presidents Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $25.00


Deadline to Register:  Monday, August 4, 2014


This CLE will cover the recent United States Supreme Court POM Wonderful decision and how it affects the Lanham Act and own brand labeling. The speakers will cover commercial and consumer implications and provide a current overview of “natural foods” litigation within the consumer law context.

Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Special meal requests need to be received no later than Monday, August 4. 

Sarah L. Brew, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels
Sarah Brew leads the food litigation and regulatory practice group at Faegre. She has a national reputation for effectively representing food processors, distributors and retailers in a variety of disputes. She also counsels clients about labeling and regulatory compliance matters involving the FDA and a variety of other agencies. Ms. Brew writes and lectures nationally on a variety of food law and litigation issues. She co-authored the Minnesota Practice treatise on Products Liability Law. Ms. Brew is a member of the International Association for Food Protection, the Food and Drug Law Institute, the American Bar Association's Food & Dietary Supplements Subcommittee and other professional and trade associations relating to the food industry.

Melissa W. Wolchansky, Partner, Halunen & Associates
Melissa focuses her practice on consumer class actions, seeking to hold product manufacturers accountable for deceptive marketing practices. She has experience in actions against several national brand companies. She has also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Paul A. Magnuson of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota; a law clerk to the Honorable Gary Larson, Judge of Hennepin County District Court; and the Honorable Lucy A. Wieland, then Chief Judge of Hennepin County District Court. Ms. Wolchansky has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Minnesota Super Lawyers.

CLE Credits:
1.0 Standard CLE credit will be applied for | Event Code: 193866   

Remote Participation:
Remote attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Wednesday, August 6.

Food Drug & Device or Consumer Litigation Section Member: $15.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Food Drug & Device or Consumer Litigation Sections: $20.00
Non-MSBA Members: $25.00
Law Students:  Free

Join the Food Drug & Device Law or Consumer Litigation Sections:  MSBA members who are not members of either section can join one or both and attend this event for FREE.  Click here to add a section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge. 

Non-attorneys who are not eligible for membership in the MSBA can join the Food Drug & Device Law Section. Details are available here.

Credit card payments should be made online:

To pay by check, use the registration form located here.

Need to cancel?  Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions?  Contact:
Sue Bores / / 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.