Campbell Soup Labeling Claims Not Preempted: Judge

Law360, New York (March 25, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT) -- A putative consumer class action claiming that Campbell Soup Co. misleadingly labeled its low-sodium tomato soups in violation of New Jersey consumer protection laws is not preempted by federal law, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Ruling on Campbell's motion to dismiss the putative class action, Judge Jerome B. Simandle of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey found that although some of the theories supporting the plaintiffs' claims were either insufficiently pleaded or preempted, the bulk of the allegations were not preempted and...
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