Bear Naked, Kashi Customers Win Cert. In 'Natural' Ad Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 31, 2013, 1:39 PM ET) -- A federal judge on Tuesday certified classes of California consumers who bought food products from Kashi Co. and its subsidiary Bear Naked Inc. that were allegedly falsely advertised as “natural,” ruling the plaintiffs adequately proved that some of the “natural” ingredients were artificial.

In two separate rulings, U.S. District Judge Marilyn L. Huff allowed California consumers who purchased Bear Naked products that contained hexane-processed soy ingredients and were labeled as “natural” to proceed as classes against the two companies, noting that Kashi and Bear Naked conceded...
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Case Title

Bates v. Kashi Company et al


Case Number

3:11-cv-01967

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California Southern

Nature of Suit

Fraud or Truth-In-Lending

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Marilyn L. Huff

Date Filed

August 24, 2011


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Thurston et al v. Bear Naked, Inc.


Case Number

3:11-cv-02890

Court

California Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

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Marilyn L. Huff

Date Filed

December 11, 2011

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