Smucker Says Trans Fat Suit Aims To Get Around US Regs

Law360, New York (October 29, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT) -- J.M. Smucker Co. on Friday asked a California federal judge to toss one of several class actions over its allegedly false marketing of products containing hydrogenated oils as healthy, saying the plaintiffs' claims are precluded by national regulations.

Smucker says that a series of copycat lawsuits alleging the company misleads consumers by marketing its Uncrustables Sandwiches and Crisco Shortening as “all-vegetable” and “wholesome” are merely attempts to "shake down" the company for token class relief and attorneys fees, and that the plaintiffs are using the courts...
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