Rakoff Pares Claims In Olive Oil Labeling Class Action

Law360, New York (July 30, 2013, 6:22 PM EDT) -- U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Friday trimmed a proposed class action accusing Kangadis Food Inc. of falsely advertising its olive oil as being 100 percent pure when it's actually a different olive-based product, saying he didn't have jurisdiction to hear some claims.

The lawsuit alleges that Kangadis, doing business as The Gourmet Factory, labeled its Capriati brand olive oil as being 100 percent olive oil when in fact it is pomace — an industrially processed oil produced from olive pits, skins and pulp. Kangadis had...
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