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Bowie & Jensen Wins Dismissal in Class Action Against Target Corporation

Bowie & Jensen partner Joshua A. Glikin has secured a major victory for Target Corporation in a complex consumer class action case that has been moving through federal courts since March 2016. 

On December 7, in Chicago, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed all complaints against Target in the class action litigation in which plaintiffs had alleged that a brand of cheese sold in its stores had been falsely advertised as “100% Grated Parmesan Cheese”. Finding that the plaintiffs’ appeal had been filed in an untimely manner, the Court released Target from all claims in the case while allowing the claims against other retailers to proceed. The appellate ruling follows a 2019 victory for Target in the same matter. Last year, a federal court ruled in favor of Target in the case, finding that the plaintiffs’ allegations against the retailer were insufficient.

The case is one of many consumer class actions that Mr. Glikin has defeated in federal courts on behalf of nationwide retailers, their manufacturers, and suppliers. Though it is a relatively small firm, over the past decade, Bowie & Jensen has developed a track record of success in defending large, publicly-traded retailers against nationwide class action claims brought by plaintiffs’ lawyers. 

Bowie & Jensen is a Maryland-based, full-service business law firm. Its attorneys represent large corporations, privately-held businesses, start-ups, non-profit organizations, and individuals. The firm is home to robust practices in commercial litigation, corporate law, employment law, IP & technology, estates & trusts, and construction & real estate law. For more information about this case or the firm, contact Joshua A. Glikin at