Bigelow Tea Drinkers' Class Cert. Bid Denied In False Ad Row

Law360, New York (March 30, 2016, 12:03 PM EDT) -- A consumer's bid to certify a group of tea drinkers accusing R.C. Bigelow Inc. of misleading them about the amount of antioxidants in its teas was struck down on Tuesday, after a California federal judge concluded that the proposed damage theories were inappropriate and future harm was unlikely.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick found that none of the three methods Alex Khasin proposed for determining class damages had merit, including his calculation for restitution that essentially amounted to damages totaling the full retail price of the tea based on the conclusion that the Bigelow's tea was "legally worthless" as labeled...

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