Muslim Woman's Vitamin Label Claims Preempted, Judge Says

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 6:12 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge ruled last week that federal labeling law preempts a proposed class action brought by a Muslim woman accusing the maker of Nature Made supplements of failing to reveal the presence of animal byproducts in its vitamins.

U.S. District Judge Charles Kocoras granted a dismissal motion from Pharmavite LLC on Oct. 24, maintaining that state-law claims filed by plaintiff Syeda Lateef are preempted by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, which amended the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Lateef, an Illinois...
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