Olive Oil Cos. Dodge False Labeling Class Actions

Law360, Washington (September 14, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Colavita USA LLC and other olive oil makers on Tuesday escaped two consolidated putative class actions in Florida federal court alleging the companies falsely labeled their oils as extra-virgin and charged top dollar for products that were low quality.

The plaintiffs, individual consumers in Florida who purchased extra-virgin olive oil from at least one of the defendants, alleged violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and breach of express warranty in connection with the marketing and sale of “fake” extra-virgin olive oil to...
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