J&J Customers To Appeal Benecol False Ad Ruling

Law360, New York (May 21, 2012, 5:55 PM EDT) -- A proposed class of Johnson & Johnson customers will ask the Third Circuit to revive a lawsuit claiming that J&J misrepresented the health benefits of Benecol, a butter and margarine substitute, a court document filed Monday said.

The lawsuit, brought in New Jersey federal court, claims that J&J falsely advertised its Benecol and Benecol Light spreads as healthy even though the products contained partially hydrogenated oils.

U.S. District Judge Joel Pisano nixed the action on April 19 after concluding that named plaintiff Thomas Young lacked standing...
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