Nestle, California Pizza Kitchen Sink Trans Fat Class Action
By Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 7:13 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action accusing California Pizza Kitchen Inc. and Nestle USA Inc. of using artificial trans fatty acids in some frozen pizzas when healthier alternatives are available, saying the plaintiff failed to prove any increased health risk.
Plaintiff Katie Simpson hit the companies with the lawsuit in January, alleging claims of public nuisance and unfair and unlawful business practices based on their use of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. She alleged there is no safe level of artificial trans...