Dannon Accused Of Spooning Up Lies

Law360, New York (January 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of angry consumers has filed a proposed class action against Dannon Co., accusing the yogurt giant of tricking shoppers into shelling out more for certain products containing probiotic bacteria by claiming that they had superior health benefits.

On Wednesday, the plaintiffs filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleging that Dannon launched a misleading campaign regarding its Activia, Activia Lite and DanActive line of yogurt products.

The dairy items, which tend to retail at prices nearly 30% higher...
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