Blackletter

Blackletter

Blackletter laws are the well-established legal rules that are no longer subject to reasonable dispute. Originally, "blackletter" was the Gothic type-style which was used to set forth the law in England until the mid 18th century. It was originally used so commoners couldn't understand the laws. Every business is subject to so-called blackletter laws. This podcast brings famously experienced business people, lawyers, accountants, and anyone else in the realm of business to the table to share personal experiences that have shaped their business and to talk about how to handle black letter issues in creative ways.... Show More
July 6, 2020 1 min

Today, a little bit of the lighter side of law. We're going to stay away from COVID. A federal judge dismissed a putative class action over Nestle Toll Houses Premier White Morsels. What happened here? Well, plaintiff's, a class action group, brought a lawsuit saying that Nestle's Toll House Premier White Morsels didn't actually contain chocolate. And that using the words white and premier, even though the product didn't contain cocoa or cocoa derivatives was deceptive to consumers.

The district court judge said that Nestle doesn't even say the word chocolate on their label and they say Premier White Morsels and the word white alone, or morsel doesn't necessarily imply chocolate and nobody's deceived by this. 

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