Colavita Accused Of Massive Olive Oil Scam

Law360, New York (September 27, 2010, 12:02 PM EDT) -- Colavita USA LLC is facing a putative class action from consumers who allege the company falsely labels its olive oil as extra virgin and charges top dollar for a product that is in fact of low quality.

The complaint was moved Friday from state court to the U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida, and claims that Colavita scams Florida consumers by falsely marketing low-grade olive oil as extra virgin quality, which carries a top-shelf price.

The defendant cannot produce true extra virgin olive oil...
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