October 06, 2017

In this article, Jenner & Block Partner Reena R. Bajowala analyzes the materiality standard in claims where food manufacturers are accused of misrepresenting the quality of their products. She explores recent state and federal Illinois cases and draws lessons on where courts draw the line between actionable misrepresentations and those representations that were too small to matter.  “A claim for fraudulent misrepresentation can only go forward if the alleged misrepresentation is material,” she explains.