Unilever Dodges 'Light' Margarine False Ad Class Action

Law360, New York (November 16, 2012, 2:56 PM EST) -- A California judge on Thursday tossed a proposed class action accusing Unilever United States Inc. of falsely marketing butter substitute products as “light,” saying the label can be applied fairly as compared to butter and not just to regular versions of the substitute products.

A pair of California consumers had alleged that Unilever violates California labeling requirements regarding the term “light” — which can only be applied to products that contain at least 50 percent less fat than similar products under California law — because its...
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