Lead Plaintiff Tossed From Smucker False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (October 26, 2012, 4:08 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday booted the lead plaintiff from a class action accusing J.M. Smucker Co. of falsely marketing products full of hydrogenated oils as healthy after her individual claims were settled, against her wishes, by her Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee.

U.S. District Judge George H. King determined that Mary Henderson lacked standing because of a settlement agreement entered into by her bankruptcy trustee, an agreement she unsuccessfully argued was invalid because it was involuntary and mischaracterized her claims in the litigation as a...
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