Syrup Supplier Can't Duck $2M Licorice Recall Suit

Law360, New York (August 14, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday rejected a molasses supplier’s bid to escape candymaker American Licorice Co.'s $2 million suit over a shipment allegedly tainted with lead that resulted in a nationwide product recall, saying a jury should weigh in on a pivotal purchasing contract.

U.S. District Judge Edward M. Chen ruled that American Licorice could proceed with claims that Total Sweeteners Inc. delivered bulk refiner’s syrup that was contaminated with high levels of lead, which made its way into black licorice products that were later flagged...
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