Judge Cans MDL Over Lead-Containing Fruit Juice

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 6:41 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday tossed multidistrict litigation against beverage companies including Coca-Cola Co. and Del Monte Corp. alleging that their fruit juices contain trace amounts of lead, which could lead to health risks, saying the plaintiffs hadn't shown that they were actually harmed.

In granting the beverage companies' dismissal motion, U.S. District Judge Michael A. Ponsor said the plaintiffs hadn't made any allegations that they suffered any injuries from drinking the juices, that none of the juices had been recalled, and that the U.S....
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