9th Circ. Juicy Juice Ruling Could Curb Food Labeling Suits

Law360, San Diego (February 21, 2013, 8:57 PM EST) -- The growing number of consumer suits accusing food and beverage companies of making unsubstantiated health benefit claims on their products’ labels could be slashed if the Ninth Circuit backs the dismissal of a proposed class action against Nestle USA Inc. and finds the plaintiffs must present scientific evidence showing the claims are false, attorneys said.

Buyers of Nestle’s Juicy Juice told the Ninth Circuit at a Feb. 12 oral arguments hearing that a California district court wrongly tossed their proposed nationwide class action claiming Nestle made...
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