Whole Foods Polluted Veggies Suit Survives Dismissal

Law360, New York (April 21, 2011, 8:03 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge on Wednesday rejected a bid by Whole Foods Market Group Inc. to toss a putative class action claiming the grocery chain certified and sold as organic frozen vegetables harvested by prisoners in a polluted area of China.

Judge Amy Donner of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida denied Whole Foods’ motion to dismiss, preserving the suit brought by the Southeast Consumer Alliance Inc., an attorney for the plaintiffs told Law360. Further details of the judge’s order, as well as the motion...
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