Unilever Seeks Approval Of Trans Fat Settlement

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 2:27 PM EDT) -- A Unilever PLC unit and plaintiffs in two proposed class actions on Monday urged a California federal court to grant final approval to a reworked settlement of allegations that the company touted trans fat-filled margarines as healthy.

If approved, the settlement would resolve a pair of lawsuits accusing Unilever US Inc. of marketing its I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, Country Crock and other brands of cholesterol-free margarines as good for cardiovascular health, although each contains what the plaintiffs argue are dangerously high levels of trans...
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