Olive Oil Maker Says Labeling Claims Lack Credibility

Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 9:05 PM EDT) -- The maker of Filippo Berio olive oil on Wednesday slammed a bid to certify a class of consumers claiming its "imported from Italy" labels are deceptive, telling a California federal court the consumer leading the suit lacks credibility and can't prove she ever bought the oil.

Salov North America Corp. said in an opposition to Rohini Kumar's class certification motion that even though she argues that consumers misunderstand "imported from Italy" to mean that the oil was made from only Italian olives, she has no evidence showing that was her interpretation, let alone that of all California consumers. At deposition, she...

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