Finding The Sweet Spot In Evaporated Cane Juice Cases

Law360, New York (November 4, 2013, 1:03 PM EST) -- Four recent opinions involving evaporated cane juice (ECJ) make this food ingredient the new kid in town when it comes to food mislabeling and misrepresentation putative class actions. All four opinions were issued in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California — two opinions from U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh and two from U.S. District Judge William Orrick.

One of the suits was dismissed in its entirety. One survived its dismissal motion intact. In each of the other two, one subset of ECJ...
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