Judge Won't Revisit Dismissal Of Olive Oil Actions

Law360, New York (November 22, 2011, 1:00 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge refused Monday to reconsider her dismissal of two proposed class actions accusing four olive oil makers of falsely labeling their products as extra virgin, ruling evidence that purportedly demonstrated nationwide false labeling was not new.

In a six-sentence docket entry, U.S. District Judge Joan A. Lenard rejected a motion for reconsideration from plaintiffs Beverly Meyer and Joseph Nachio in consolidated suits against Colavita USA LLC, American Rice Inc., Pompeian Inc. and Salov North America Corp. The suits claimed violations of the Florida...
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