General Mills Denied Judgment In Yogurt False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (March 7, 2011, 2:20 PM EST) -- A California judge Thursday denied General Mills Inc.'s bid for summary judgment in a proposed consumer class action accusing the company of misleading the public about the digestive health benefits of a line of probiotic yogurt.

Judge Cormac J. Carney of the U.S. Distrit Court for the Central District of California ruled that General Mills' motion improperly sought to isolate particular statements made in advertisements for Yoplait YoPlus and divorce them from their full context.

While General Mills claimed that individual advertising claims seen by the...
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