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Anti-tanning group linking salons to cancer gets burned in court

When you think about tanning, Florida, California, even the Jersey Shore come to mind. But this tanning fracas is heating up in one of the last places you would expect: Nebraska. That’s where tanning salons have teamed up to take on a federally-funded anti-cancer group for linking their businesses to skin cancer.

The American Suntanning Association (ASA) announced last Monday that its lawsuit against the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NCC) will proceed. The Nebraska District Court denied the NCC’s motion to dismiss.

Nebraska Court Rules That Anti-Disparagement Lawsuit Filed by ASA-Member Tanning Salons May Proceed

In a decision entered November 24, 2015, the Nebraska District Court denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit. In ruling in favor of the plaintiff salon operators, the Court found that the complaint alleged facts sufficient to state a claim against both the NCC and the two individually named defendants, for both defamation and violations of the Nebraska Deceptive Trade Practices Act.

The Washington Examiner

As a general rule, Americans do not like to be told what to do. They will tolerate it, especially when the government makes threats or issues some rule that make sense in the infinite scheme of things, but they’re not happy about it most of the time. This country was founded as a sort of experiment in entrepreneurship — in the commercial sense as well as in the political arena.

California Political Review

Now we find the Federal government is financing a non-profit in Nebraska, for the purpose of a taxpayer financed campaign to close down tanning salons in the Cornhusker State. This is another case of government closing down a n industry. You know we are taxed, 10% for using tanning salons—that is part of the financing of ObamaCare. Barack killed the coal industry, why does he hate tanning salons?

The Washington Free Beacon

A federally funded nonprofit in Nebraska is being accused of unfairly targeting indoor tanning salons, according to a lawsuit filed in the state.

Seven small businesses have filed suit against the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2), claiming the nonprofit group is engaging in a “propaganda” campaign of false, misleading, and defamatory statements to try to put them out of business.

Omaha World-Herald

Tanning businesses seeing red over cancer prevention group’s ‘Bed is Dead’ campaign

Several Omaha and Lincoln tanning businesses are taking on a cancer prevention group’s campaign against tanning beds — saying the campaign is misleading and designed to destroy salons while steering business to dermatologists.

Lincoln Journal Star

Tanning salons sue Nebraska Cancer Coalition for defamation

Seven small business owners operating 30 tanning salons in the Omaha and Lincoln markets filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska Cancer Coalition and two of its officers.

KETV Omaha ABC7

Tanning salon owners sue Nebraska Cancer Coalition

A group of tanning salon owners is suing the Nebraska Cancer Coalition, accusing it of making false, defamatory statements about tanning that have hurt the businesses.

Nebraska Tanning Salons File Lawsuit To End Unlawful Campaign Of Misstatements And Disparagement

Nebraska Tanning Salons File Lawsuit To End Unlawful Campaign Of Misstatements And Disparagement

Today, seven small business owners operating 30 tanning salons in the Omaha and Lincoln markets filed a lawsuit in state court against the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NCC) and two of its officers. The action states that the plaintiffs have been harmed as a result of false, misleading and defamatory statements made by the NCC about their businesses and the indoor tanning industry.