Quaker False Marketing Suit Over Trans Fat Survives

Law360, New York (October 13, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a suit accusing Quaker Oats Co. of falsely marketing food with trans fats as healthful, ruling that a proposed class representative had alleged sufficient injury to bring the suit.

While consumer plaintiff Daniel Askin did not allege that Quaker's granola bars and oatmeal hurt him physically, he said he would not have bought them if they hadn't been touted as nutritious, U.S. District Judge Young B. Kim pointed out Wednesday.

“That allegation states the kind of economic...
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