Perdue Can't Escape 'Humane' Chicken Label Challenge

Law360, New York (April 1, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Sunday rejected Perdue Farms Inc.’s bid to dismiss a putative consumer class action over its marketing of factory-farmed chicken products as humane, finding the plaintiffs had corrected pleading flaws that sunk an earlier complaint.

U.S. Judge Michael A. Shipp found that a third amended complaint brought by Nadine Hemy and Nancy Conner is now properly limited to claims concerning Perdue’s Harvestland brand of chicken products, which they claim are falsely advertised as “Humanely Raised” despite coming from factory-farmed chickens that...
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