Gerber Baby Food Labeling Suit Trimmed For Now

Law360, New York (September 9, 2013, 4:18 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday gutted a putative class action accusing Gerber Products Co. of misbranding baby food, ruling that the plaintiff hadn’t shown that absent consumer class members were allegedly swindled the same way she was.

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh tossed plaintiff Natalia Bruton’s claims for alleged infractions of U.S. Food and Drug Administration rules and state consumer protection laws arising from the nutritional claims of products she herself did not buy, saying the suit’s description of classwide injuries didn’t mesh with...
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