Zero Impact False Ad Row Can Stay In Fed. Court: 9th Circ.

Law360, Chicago (July 2, 2013, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a putative class action alleging Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc. falsely marketed its Zero Impact protein bars can stay in federal court, saying Vital showed there was at least $5 million in controversy as required by the federal Class Action Fairness Act.

A three-judge panel's published ruling reversed a California federal judge's order that remanded Gabe Watkins' suit back to state court, with Circuit Judges Sidney R. Thomas and Barry G. Silverman siding with Vital's argument that a declaration by Vital's controller...
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