ConAgra Consumers Lose Bid To Split 'Natural' Label Claims

Law360, San Francisco (December 13, 2013, 8:09 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Friday postponed consumers' bid to certify a class action accusing ConAgra Foods Inc. of falsely labeling cooking spray as 'natural' and refused to separate those allegations from challenges to two other ConAgra products, saying consumers wouldn't gain much by trifurcating the case now.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer denied the plaintiffs' motion to split the case into three class actions on the different products, despite their arguments that allegations over PAM cooking spray, Hunt's canned tomato products and Swiss Miss cocoa...
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