Court Takes Bite Out Of General Mills Labeling Suit

Law360, New York (October 5, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The lead plaintiff in a proposed class action accusing General Mills Inc. of misleading consumers by labeling granola bars that contained high fructose corn syrup as “100 percent natural” has been told to amend her complaint if she wants her claims to meet the heightened pleading standards recently set out by the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a ruling handed down Wednesday, Magistrate Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California dismissed the suit without prejudice for failure to state...
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