9th Circ. Upholds Cert. In ConAgra’s GMO False Label Row

Law360, San Francisco (January 3, 2017, 9:04 PM EST) -- The Ninth Circuit on Tuesday upheld the certification of a consumer class alleging “all natural” labels on ConAgra's Wesson cooking oil misled customers concerned about genetically modified organisms, saying in a published opinion the rules of civil procedure do not require a plan for identifying class members so early in a case.

The ruling found U.S. District Judge Margaret Morrow did not err in certifying a class of consumers in 11 states who say they were duped into buying the cooking oil labeled “100 percent natural” when in fact the ConAgra product was made from bioengineered ingredients.

ConAgra opposed the certification...

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