No Purchase Needed In Jamba Juice Smoothie Suit, Judge Says

Law360, New York (August 27, 2012, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday rejected Jamba Juice Co.’s move to dismiss a proposed class action that alleges the company’s “all natural,” do-it-yourself smoothie kits actually contain synthetic ingredients, saying the plaintiff can bring claims based on products he never purchased.

While plaintiff Kevin Anderson alleges he only purchased two of the five kits at issue in the suit, U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said the products are similar enough that Anderson can include all of them in his complaint.

“If there is a sufficient...
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