Hain Celestial Urges Judge To Toss 'Organic' Class Action

Law360, San Francisco (December 20, 2012, 6:49 PM EST) -- The Hain Celestial Group Inc. urged a California federal judge Thursday to toss a putative class action claiming it tricked consumers into believing its Avalon Organics and Jason brand cosmetics were predominantly organic, arguing the word “organic” on their labels doesn't refer to products or ingredients.

Hain's attorney, William Friedman of Covington Burling LLP, pushed U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler to dismiss Rosminah Brown and Eric Lohela's claims that Jason's “pure, natural and organic” tagline and Avalon Organics' name, which appear on their products' front labels,...
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