Calif. Olive Oil Buyers Win Cert. In False Ad Row

Law360, New York (July 15, 2016, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Friday granted class certification to a group of consumers who claim that they were misled by "Imported from Italy" labels on Filippo Berio olive oil, rejecting the company's arguments that the woman leading the class wasn't an adequate representative.

U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers certified a class of California consumers who bought Filippo Berio brand olive oil of any grade, except for an organic variety, between May 2010 and June 2015. The judge rejected Salov North America Corp.'s arguments that lead plaintiff Rohini Kumar isn't an adequate representative because her testimony shows that she wasn't...

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