Posts Tagged ‘misrepresentation’

Online or not: don’t misrepresent yourself

May 21, 2010

Yesterday I presented to Alameda County attorneys about the ethics of social networking and one of my basic points stated so frequently in  the codes that govern attorney advertising rules for the state of California is don’t provide false, misleading or deceptive information about yourself. 

This seems so obvious and then I hear stories like this one and I realize that it’s not.

Class action against guacamole dip

February 10, 2009

You have to love a complaint that includes language like, “the most common recipe for guacamole today consists of mashed avocados, chopped tomato, cilantro, lime and chilies, and is seasoned salt, cumin and pepper.”  Yummy!  It not often that a federal class action complaint filed in the Eastern District of California makes my mouth water.  This complaint didn’t continue to whet my appetite as the plaintiffs accuse Laura Scudder’s of making their guacamole dip with “only two percent or less of avocado powder.”  It goes on to list other ingredients that don’t make the mouth water like, malodextrin.

Now I will grant that this dip sounds like it commits a culinary crime but a class action lawsuit in federal court against guacamole powder?

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews