Unilever Beats Suit Over Butter Spray's Fat Content
By Alex Lawson
Law360, New York (July 10, 2013, 7:40 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action against Unilever United States Inc., ruling that claims alleging the zero-fat and zero-calorie label for its “I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spray” were misleading are preempted by federal law.
U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti rejected plaintiff Kym Pardini's central claim that Unilever was using artificially small serving sizes in order to round down the minimal fat and caloric content so it could market its spray as free of fat and calories. He ruled that...