Whole Foods Tries To 'Pick Off' Homeopathy Class Action

Law360, New York (November 14, 2014, 2:33 PM EST) -- Whole Foods Market Inc. is attempting to sink a proposed class action over allegedly deceptive packaging of store-brand homeopathic products by picking off the named plaintiffs, telling a Florida federal judge Thursday that the company offered to reimburse them for any potential damages.

In a brief, Whole Foods told the court that last month it sent each of the four named plaintiffs so-called offers in judgment that the company says provides them "all the relief" they could have recovered at trial. The tactic, known as a pick-off, has become an increasingly popular way to try and end proposed class actions....

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