General Mills Loses Bid To Consolidate Probiotic Suits

Law360, New York (June 15, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has declined to consolidate lawsuits accusing Yoplait USA Inc. and its parent company General Mills Inc. of misleading the public about the digestive health benefits of Yoplait's Yo-Plus line of probiotic yogurt.

The JPML refused to consolidate the suits pending in federal courts in New Jersey, the Central District of California, the Northern District of Ohio and the Southern District of Florida, according to an order filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey....
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