3rd Circ. Ruling Imperils Consumer Class Actions, Group Says
By Greg Ryan
Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 3:16 PM ET) -- The Third Circuit should reconsider its recent decision to reverse the certification of a class of consumers accusing Bayer Corp. of falsely advertising vitamins, Public Citizen said Wednesday, arguing it threatens consumers' ability to hold companies accountable for deceptive marketing.
The public interest group submitted an amicus curiae brief with the appeals court in support of the plaintiffs' bid for a rehearing, filed on Friday.
A three-judge panel ruled in August that a New Jersey federal judge should not have certified a class of Florida consumers...