Class Cert. Again Denied In Arizona Beverages Suit

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 2:11 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday again denied class certification to a consumer alleging that Arizona Beverages USA LLC deceptively marketed its drinks as “all natural,” deeming the named plaintiff inadequate to represent the class.

U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle, ruling on a reconsideration motion over his previous denial, reaffirmed his previous finding on the adequacy of named plaintiff Lauren Coyle because she claimed she was misled into buying an Arizona-brand beverage in March 2008 despite hiring an attorney to represent her in a...
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