Kellogg's $4M Deal OK'd In Brain-Boosting Cereal Ad Suit

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 1:39 PM EDT) -- A California judge gave the final nod on Tuesday to a $4 million settlement between Kellogg Co. and a group of consumers who claim it falsely touted the brain-boosting power of Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal, overruling the few remaining objections to the revamped deal.

U.S. District Court Judge Irma E. Gonzalez said that reaction to the settlement — which was renegotiated after the Ninth Circuit rejected a prior $10 million accord — has been overwhelmingly positive and garnered only six objections from a class covering hundreds of thousands of consumers.

“Numerous issues remain in dispute, including, e.g., whether the contested advertising constitutes...

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