Another Beetle-Tainted Similac Suit Sliced Apart

Law360, New York (September 27, 2011, 7:51 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday tossed all but two claims from a proposed class action against Abbott Laboratories Inc. over insect parts found in the company's Similac baby formula, the latest suit over the issue to suffer such a fate.

U.S. District Judge John F. Grady preserved only New Jersey resident Rebecca Brown's breach of express warranty and New Jersey Product Liability Act allegations, dismissing the eight others. Another Illinois federal judge spared just three of nine claims in a related suit in July, while...
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