No Attys' Fees For ConAgra As Lead Exits False Label Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (December 17, 2013, 8:03 PM EST) -- A California federal judge refused to award ConAgra Foods Inc. $187,172 in attorneys’ fees on Monday, ruling the packaged foods behemoth was not entitled to fees from a lead plaintiff who withdrew from a false labeling class action against the company.

U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer ruled Monday that because former named plaintiff Edd Ozard‘s claims that ConAgra falsely labeled cooking spray and other products as “natural” are being carried forward by the remaining plaintiffs, ConAgra is not a prevailing party entitled to fees.

“As Ozard...
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