Judge Spits Out Wrigley Gum Misbranding Suit

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 5:48 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action accusing Wrigley Sales Co. of misbranding its gum products by misleadingly stating that the products are “sugar free,” finding the claims are preempted by federal law.

Plaintiff Phyllis Gustavson accused Wrigley Sales and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., leading producers of gum, mints and hard candies, alleging that the companies’ statements that some of their Eclipse and Orbit gum, as well as Life Savers candies, are misleadingly advertised as “sugar free” and that the products contain “fewer...
To view the full article, register now.

Documents

Related

Sections

Case Information

Case Title

Gustavson v. Wrigley Sales Company et al


Case Number

5:12-cv-01861

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Lucy H. Koh

Date Filed

April 13, 2012

Law Firms

Companies

Government Agencies

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.