Walgreens Honey Suit Belongs In Federal Court, Judge Says

Law360, New York (April 12, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a class action claiming Walgreen Co.'s sale of honey that has been filtered to remove allegedly beneficial, naturally occurring pollen is illegal, saying the suit is effectively a federally preempted product-labeling action.

Despite plaintiff Terri Perea’s attempts to characterize her suit as an injunction action seeking to bar Walgreens from selling it’s Nice-brand honey as prohibited under state law, Judge David O. Carter determined her reliance on the product’s “100% Pure Honey” label inescapably characterizes the suit as a...
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