No MDL For Nutella Consumers In False Advertising Suits

Law360, New York (August 16, 2011, 9:17 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Tuesday refused a New Jersey consumer's bid to consolidate three class actions alleging Ferrero USA Inc. falsely marketed its popular Nutella spread as healthy.

In refusing the request, U.S. District Judge John G. Heyburn II echoed reasons given by a California federal judge who in May denied Ferrero's bid to transfer the two California-based cases to New Jersey, where the third lawsuit is being litigated.

"The actions may share some factual questions regarding the common defendant’s marketing practices,...
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