Sugar Growers Seek To Toss Corn Syrup Cos.' False Ad Claims

Law360, New York (October 30, 2012, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A group of sugar growers sought Monday to dismiss false advertising counterclaims from high fructose corn syrup producers in a suit in California over their allegedly deceptive rebranding of corn syrup, which has been linked to increases in obesity, as a "natural" product equivalent to sugar.

Industry group The Sugar Association Inc. and a handful of companies filed a motion to dismiss counterclaims from Archer Daniels Midland Co., Cargill Inc. and other corn syrup producers that the Sugar Association violated the Lanham Act by representing to...
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