Snapple 'Natural' Label Suit Not Preempted: 3rd Circ.

Law360, New York (August 12, 2009, 8:23 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has ruled that a proposed class action accusing Snapple Inc. of misleading consumers by calling its drinks “all natural” is not preempted by federal law, reversing a decision by a district court.

Judge D. Brooks Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Wednesday on behalf of a three-judge panel that Congress didn't intend to occupy the whole field of food and beverage regulation with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

The suit was filed in 2007...
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