Welch Can't Strike 'Scandalous' Claim From Mislabeling Suit

Law360, Chicago (March 21, 2014, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday refused to strike from a mislabeling class action allegations that defendant Welch Foods Inc. decried as “scandalous” and let stand a warranty claim against the juice maker.

In a brief order, U.S. District Judge Paul S. Grewal denied Welch’s motion to strike the plaintiffs’ accusation that possessing the company’s allegedly mislabeled juice and jam products could subject consumers to criminal liability under California law.

Welch had argued that this claim was scandalous enough to warrant striking it, noting that no...
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