Panel Won't Mix Skinny Girl Margarita False Ad Suits

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 8:30 PM EST) -- A federal judicial panel refused Wednesday to centralize proposed class actions from Florida, Illinois and two other states accusing the makers of Jim Beam and a company owned by a former “Real Housewives of New York City” reality star of falsely promoting their margaritas as all natural.

The actions were brought after Whole Foods Market Inc. yanked the Skinnygirl Margaritas off store shelves Sept. 1 after learning the drinks contained the preservative sodium benzoate. The suits target Skinny Girl Cocktails LLC and SGC Global LLC, which...
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