USA Labeling Suit Against Denim Co. Lacks Facts, Court Says

By Matthew Guarnaccia (December 6, 2016, 7:10 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a proposed class action accusing denim maker Citizens of Humanity LLC of falsely asserting that its apparel is made in the U.S., saying the customers suing the company failed to show how its products contain foreign materials.

U.S. District Judge Janis L. Sammartino said even though the consumers purchased their jeans before relaxed California rules allowed the use of "Made in the USA" labels on products containing 5 to 10 percent foreign materials, the proposed class would still be held to the new standard. She found that while the consumers stated the fabric, thread,...

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