Twinings False Ad Class Wins Cert. Over Tea Claims
By Brandon Lowrey
Law360, Los Angeles (April 24, 2014, 10:18 PM ET) -- A California federal judge on Thursday certified a class of consumers suing Twinings North America Inc. over allegations the tea company falsely advertised the health benefits of antioxidants in many of its tea blends, yet the judge ruled the class cannot seek monetary damages.
U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte's ruling on Thursday allows the class to pursue injunctive or declaratory relief. But Whyte ruled that the plaintiff, Nancy Lanovaz, failed to offer a damages model that would calculate how much she and other class members...