Snapple 'All Natural' Class Action Revived

Law360, New York (October 19, 2010, 12:06 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has reopened a putative class action that claims Snapple Beverage Corp.'s labels mislead consumers, following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's refusal to resolve whether high fructose corn syrup qualifies as an all-natural ingredient.

Judge Mary L. Cooper of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted Snapple's bid to reopen the case Friday, but refused to reinstate the motions filed before the fight was stayed, noting the court's "inherent power to control the docket."

In August, Magistrate Judge Lois...
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