Blue Diamond Yogurt Buyers Ink $2.6M Deal In Labeling Suit

Law360 (April 20, 2021, 11:10 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of customers urged a New York federal judge Monday to approve a $2.6 million deal reached with Blue Diamond Growers in a suit accusing the almond giant of misleading consumers by advertising its almond milk yogurt as flavored with vanilla when in reality it is artificially flavored.

In addition to $2 million for claims paid to class members, the deal says Blue Diamond will not oppose up to $550,000 in attorney fees and costs and $3,571.42 to each of the named plaintiffs, for a total of $25,000.

"The gravamen of the actions is that defendant is deceiving consumers...

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