'All-Natural' Foods Maker Dodges Fraud Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (August 16, 2013, 9:36 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge tossed a putative class action Friday alleging health food and beauty products maker The Hain Celestial Group Inc. mislabeled products and misled consumers with promises of guilt-free eating, saying the lead plaintiff was not specific enough in her complaint.

Suzanne Smedt alleged Hain Celestial purposefully misled consumers of its products, which range from Celestial Seasonings teas and Garden of Eatin’ chips to Alba Botanica skin care products. Hain Celestial lured customers into buying products such as vegetable chips and coconut milk with...
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Case Information

Case Title

Smedt v. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.

Case Number



California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


Edward J. Davila

Date Filed

June 12, 2012

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