Campbell Puts Lid On Soup Label Action

Law360, New York (August 10, 2011, 5:38 PM EDT) -- Campbell Soup Co. agreed to change labeling procedures for its low-sodium tomato soups as part of a $1.05 million preliminary settlement Tuesday in New Jersey federal court with a class of consumers accusing the company of misleadingly labeling the products.

U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle granted preliminary approval to the settlement. The class action, originally filed in March 2010, asserted Campbell misled consumers into buying more expensive tomato soups labeled as lower sodium even though the sodium content of the soups was equal or nearly...
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