The Little Book of Foodie Law

The Little Book of Foodie Law


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ISBN-13: 9781614383109
Publisher: American Bar Association
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Series: ABA Little Books Series
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

As a member of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP's litigation section since 1993, Cecil Kuhne has represented clients in federal and state court proceedings involving complex commercial disputes, business torts, and product liability. He has long been an enthusiastic foodie, and he would gladly become a gourmand or a gastronome—if he could only spell it. He resides in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 Bad Press: Litigating Restaurant Reviews: Mr. Chow of New York v. Ste. Jour Azur S. A., 759 F.2d 219 (2d Cir. 1985) 3

At the Table: Captivating Chinese Cuisine

Chapter 2 Food Ban: The Sale of Foie Gras: Illinois Restaurant Assn. v. City of Chicago, 492 F.Supp.2d 891 (N.D. III. 2007) 13

At the Table: Foie Gras Delights

Chapter 3 Caspian Caviar: Spoilage From Poor Refrigeration: Fidelis Fisheries v. Thorden, 142 F.Supp. 798 (S.D.N.Y. 1956) 21

At the Table: Caviar Callings

Chapter 4 Cooking Schools: Using the Name "Cordon Bleu": Le Cordon Bleu v. Littlefield, 518 F.Supp. 823 (S.D.N.Y. 1981) 27

At the Table: Gourmet Mystique

Chapter 5 Fresh Pasta: The Fight Against Mislabeling: Abruzzi Foods, Inc. v. Pasta & Cheese, Inc., 986 F.2d 605 (1st Cir. 1993) 35

At the Table: Pasta Dishes Extraordinaire

Chapter 6 Jewish Weddings: Failure to Serve Kosher Food: Siegel v. Ridgewells, Inc., 511 F.Supp.2d 188 (D.D.C. 2007) 43

At the Table: Enticing Jewish Food

Chapter 7 Poisonous Mushrooms: Liability of Book Publishers: Wonder v. G.P. Putnam's Sons, 938 F.2d 1033 (9th Cir. 1991) 51

At the Table: Soup of the Mushroom

Chapter 8 Pie in the Sky: Stopping the Frozen Dessert Monopoly: U.S. v. Mrs. Smith's Pie Co., 440 F.Supp. 220 (E.D. Penn. 1976) 57

At the Table: The Great Pie Debate

Chapter 9 Trademark Wars: "Miracle Whip" vs. "Yogowhip": Henri's Food Products Co., Inc. v. Kraft, Inc., 717 F.2d 352 (7th Cir. 1983) 63

At the Table: Salad Enabler

Chapter 10 Drizzle Line: The Definition of Olive Oil: U.S. v. 52 One-Gallon Cans, Etc. of Salad Oil, 16 F.Supp. 385 (D. Conn. 1935) 69

At the Table: Olive Oil Heaven

Chapter 11 Nut Job: A Logo Saga: Planters Nut & Chocolate Co. v. Crown Nut Co., 305 F.2d 916 (CCPA 1962) 75

At the Table: Trail Mix

Chapter 12 Competitive Recipes: Trade Secret Ramifications: Buffets, Inc. v. Klinke, 73 F.3d 965(9th Cir. 1996) 83

At the Table: Buffet Specialties

Chapter 13 Wine Sales: Shipment Across State Lines: Siesta Village Market LLC v. Steen, 595 F.3d 249 (5th Cir. 2010) 84

At the Table: Cool Grapes

Chapter 14 Cream Cheese: A Matter of Definition: Columbia Cheese Co. v. McNutt, 137 F.2d 576 (2d Cir. 1943) 95

At the Table: Appetizer Deluxe

Chapter 15 Diet Chocolate Fudge: A Contradiction in Terms?: A.J. Canfield Co. v. Vess Beverages, Inc., 796 F.2d 903 (7th Cir. 1986) 101

At the Table: Seventh Heaven

Chapter 16 Blackberry Parameters: The Horticultural Distinction: Gibson Wine Co. v. Snyder, 194 F.2d 329 (D.C. Cir. 1952) 107

At the Table: Berry Delicious

Chapter 17 Patented Desserts: Protecting Pastry Methodology: Carmen Pizza v. Brenner, 238 F.Supp. 270 (D.D.C. 1965) 113

At the Table: Tasty Meat Pastries

Chapter 18 Spice Wars: The Defense of a Tea Label: Specialty Brands, Inc. v. Coffee Bean Distributors, Inc., 784 F.2d 669 (Fed. Cir. 1984) 121

At the Table: Beverage Break

About the Author 127

Index 129

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