California’s New “Made in USA” — Not Stopping Onslaught of New Litigation Based on Prior Conduct

California’s New “Made in USA” — Not Stopping Onslaught of New Litigation Based on Prior Conduct

During the 2015 legislative session,  California’s legislature amended its “Made in USA” law (previously discussed here) with SB 633.  Under the new law, effective January 1, 2016, products sold in California may legally be labeled with a “Made in USA” claim as long as certain conditions are met (discussed below).  Unfortunately, however, over the last 6 months, class action plaintiffs’ attorneys have sent hundreds of food and cosmetics companies letters threatening class action lawsuits unless the companies agree to hefty settlements.  And unfortunately, for many of the companies being threatened, it does not seem to matter whether the companies are manufacturing their products in California (or other U.S. states), sourcing their components from U.S. distributors, and otherwise seem to be in compliance with new law…or even the old.  But some companies are not taking it laying down. One such company, EO Products, is seeking legislative assistance and is holding a round table discussion with an Assembly member to discuss what appears to be frivolous litigation.  Would you like to participate? Continue reading “California’s New “Made in USA” — Not Stopping Onslaught of New Litigation Based on Prior Conduct”