Deoleo Slams Bid To Lift Stay In Olive Oil False Ad Suit

Law360, New York (October 7, 2016, 2:51 PM EDT) -- Deoleo USA Inc. on Thursday struck back against a consumer’s bid to unpause a proposed class action accusing the olive oil maker of deceptive labeling, telling a California federal judge that key issues in the dispute still have not been resolved through Ninth Circuit guidance.

Scott Koller’s case has been stayed since December, after U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg found that NInth Circuit decisions in Jones v. ConAgra Foods, Brazil v. Dole Packaged Foods and Kosta v. Del Monte Foods might offer significant guidance on class certification issues like ascertainability and common proof of damages.

Late last month, Koller asked for...

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