Food Litigation Newsletter - August 2014

In This Issue:

- Recent Significant Rulings

..Court Dismisses Most of plaintiff’s Claims Based on Regulatory Violations

..Court Dismisses MSG Claims in Part on Preemption Grounds

..Court Partially Dismisses Case Involving “All Natural” and “Reduced Fat” Claims

..Court Dismisses ECJ Claims Due to Lack of Reliance

..Court Denies Class Certification of Natural Claims

..Court Approves Final Settlement of Quaker Oats settlement

..Court Grants Preliminary Approval of Red Bull Settlement

- New Filings

- Excerpt from Court Dismisses Most of plaintiff’s Claims Based on Regulatory Violations:

Victor v. R.C. Bigelow, Inc., No. 13cv2976 (N.D. Cal.): In a putative class action alleging claims under California’s CLRA, FAL, and UCL that the defendant’s tea products are misbranded and misleading because they make improper health claims that they “deliver[] healthful antioxidants,” Judge Orrick granted in part and denied in part the defendant’s motion to dismiss. The court had previously granted in part a motion to dismiss and found that the amended complaint failed to address the frailties in the previous version.

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Topics:  False Claims Act, Food Labeling, Food Safety, Preemption, Settlement

Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Conflict of Laws Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Products Liability Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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