JPML Nixes Cargill's Truvia Suits Consolidation Attempt

Law360, New York (February 13, 2014, 6:38 PM EST) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation said Wednesday it will not consolidate four proposed class actions alleging Cargill Inc. misleadingly labels and markets its Truvia sweetener products as “natural,” finding the cases may end up being transferred to one location anyway.

Cargill had moved to centralize the suits — which originated in Florida, Hawaii and Minnesota district courts — in the district of Minnesota. The Minnesota plaintiffs had supported the motion, but the others did not, on the basis of pending motions to transfer or...
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