Applebee's Devours Suit Over Nutrition Info

Law360, New York (April 9, 2010, 5:27 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has thrown out the remaining claims in a putative class action alleging Applebee's International Inc. and Weight Watchers International Inc. misled consumers by posting false nutritional information on Applebee's menus.

Judge Kathryn Vratil of the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas dismissed the claims Wednesday, saying federal preemption of certain state law allegations make it impossible for the plaintiffs to bring suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, the final claims in the case.

The plaintiffs alleged laboratory testing...
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