9th Circ. OKs Toss Of Twinings Tea Antioxidant Case
By Rachel Graf (June 7, 2018, 2:39 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday upheld the dismissal of a proposed class action seeking to block tea maker Twinings from selling products with allegedly misleading health claims, finding the customer who brought the suit did not allege that she would repurchase the product.
A three-judge panel said Nancy Lanovaz could not seek injunctive relief, because she had said at her deposition that she would not repurchase products from Twinings North America Inc. even if it removed the labels at issue. She separately stated she would "consider buying" Twinings products again, but this is insufficient to establish standing to seek an injunction,...
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