Judge Tosses Yogurt Drink Buyer's Suit

By Cara Salvatore (August 24, 2016, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has granted dismissal of a putative class action against probiotic-drink maker Yakult after class certification was denied in January, saying there was no reason to deny the plaintiff's own dismissal request.

Plaintiff Nicolas Torrent had accused Yakult USA Inc. of lying about the digestive benefits of its probiotic yogurt drinks by deceptively advertising them as more healthful than cheaper brands without probiotics or a particular strain of bacteria, according to court documents. But in January, class certification was denied.

Torrent had argued that, after the denial, the court couldn't keep the suit because its dollar amount dropped...

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