Safeway Can't Dodge Recall Notice Class Action

Law360, New York (June 13, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge ruled Monday that supermarket chain Safeway Inc. will have to face a putative class action accusing it of violating state law by not informing customers of safety-related recalls via email.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg denied Safeway's motion that he either stay or dismiss the class action — brought by customers who claim Safeway should use email addresses collected for its loyalty program to inform consumers of recalls — while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration makes rules under the Food Safety...
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