Politico Quotes Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov on Supreme Court POM Decision

June 18, 2014

Steptoe partner Jennifer Quinn-Barabanov was quoted in Politico in an article titled “POM Win Could Spur Suits.”  The article, published on June 16, discusses the US Supreme Court’s 8-0 ruling that will allow POM Wonderful to sue Coca-Cola for false advertising in labeling its Minute Maid brand “pomegranate blueberry” juice.  The juice is actually 99% apple and grape juice.  The article states that some are predicting that the ruling could lead more companies to sue each other over labeling claims even if they comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s labeling regulations. 

Ms. Quinn-Barabanov tells Politico, “I think the more interesting question is that if it spawns more litigation by competitors under the Lanham Act, will industry benefit in the long run from making those kinds of claims?”

The full article can be read in Politico.