Arizona Beverages 'All Natural' Fraud Class Certified

Law360, New York (November 28, 2012, 2:28 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday partly certified a class action alleging Arizona Beverages USA LLC defrauded consumers by promoting its iced tea drinks as “all natural” when they contained high fructose corn syrup, saying the plaintiffs have standing to seek injunctive relief but not for monetary damages.

U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg said lead plaintiffs Lauren Ries and Serena Algozer sufficiently alleged they relied on the “all natural” claims when they bought the Arizona brand iced tea beverages and felt deceived to learn later those...
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