Chipotle Stuck In Suit Over 'Naturally Raised' Meat Ads

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 7:02 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday denied Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.'s bid to nix a proposed class action accusing the company of falsely advertising that its meat is humanely raised, fed a vegetarian diet and never given hormones.

Chipotle had argued that plaintiff Alan Hernandez failed to prove he actually consumed any of the meat that didn't meet the "naturally raised" standards touted by the company, but U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer said he didn't need to.

"The court notes that plaintiff need not show that he consumed non-naturally raised meat on one of his visits to Chipotle," the opinion...

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