Slimmed Quaker Trans Fat Suit Should Stand: Consumer

Law360, Chicago (September 19, 2011, 3:17 PM EDT) -- A consumer accusing The Quaker Oats Co. of misrepresenting the amount of trans fat in its granola bars and oatmeal argued Friday that his Illinois putative class action should not be tossed, but agreed to drop the suit's warranty claims.

In a memorandum opposing Quaker's motion to dismiss the case, lead plaintiff Daniel Askin told the court that his suit made claims of consumer fraud and unjust enrichment because he relied on Quaker's alleged misrepresentations in deciding to buy the company's products under the purportedly false...
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