Gerber Urges MDL Panel To Consolidate Baby Formula Suits

Law360, New York (September 20, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT) -- Gerber Products Co. reversed its position Thursday on the consolidation of proposed class actions claiming baby formula containing probiotics is not as healthy as marketed, asking a federal judicial panel to transfer all of the cases to New Jersey.

Plaintiffs in 10 suits in New Jersey, California and Washington allege that Gerber markets its infant products containing so-called probiotic and prebiotic bacteria as healthier than other baby food, but that there is no reliable scientific data to back up those claims. In fact, scientists cannot say...
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