ConAgra Faces Class Suit Over Wesson Oil Claims

Law360, New York (July 7, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT) -- ConAgra Foods Inc. was hit with a putative class action in New York last week accusing the company of misleading consumers with claims that its Wesson-brand cooking oil products are 100 percent natural.

In a complaint filed July 1, named plaintiff Kelly McFadden said the oils were instead derived from “unnatural,” genetically modified plants.

McFadden says ConAgra's allegedly misleading statement that the cooking oils are 100 percent natural has allowed the company to improperly charge consumers a premium price for the products.

“Defendant was motivated to...
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Case Title

McFadden v. Conagra Foods, Inc.


Case Number

1:11-cv-03186

Court

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Contract: Other

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Jack B. Weinstein

Date Filed

July 1, 2011

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