Consumers Seek Class Cert. In Smucker False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of J.M. Smucker Co. customers moved for certification Monday in a suit accusing the company of using buzzwords such as “all-vegetable” and “wholesome” to market what are actually unhealthy products full of hydrogenated oils.

Plaintiff Mary Henderson, who brought the suit in California federal court, is seeking to certify a damages class of customers who have bought Uncrustables Sandwiches, Crisco Original Shortening or Crisco Butter Flavor Shortening in the U.S. since Jan. 1, 2000, as well as an injunctive relief class of customers...
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