Hain Escapes Suit Over Alba Botanica's 'Natural' Label

Law360, Los Angeles (December 18, 2013, 5:21 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday threw out a putative class action against The Hain Celestial Group Inc. that alleged the company lied about the “natural” and “vegetable” contents of its Alba Botanica skin and hair care line, finding that the plaintiffs' definition of “natural” was too vague.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real tossed the suit without granting the plaintiffs leave to amend, finding that no reasonable consumer would be confused about what the company meant by natural products because Alba Botanica's website explicitly outlines...
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