Snapple Beats 'All Natural' Label Suit

Law360 (January 24, 2011, 3:03 PM EST) -- A federal judge has nixed a lawsuit accusing Snapple Beverage Corp. of misleading consumers by labeling drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup as “all natural.”

Judge Denise L. Cote of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Friday granted summary judgment to Snapple, finding that the named plaintiffs had failed to show that they were injured as a result of Snapple's labeling.

The lead plaintiffs Evan Weiner and Timothy McCausland initially sued in 2007, seeking to represent a nationwide class of consumers who made purchases between 2001 and 2009 in the state of New York...

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