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Judge Trims Some Claims In Lifeway Milk Smoothie Suit

Law360, Springfield (September 7, 2017, 7:25 PM EDT) -- Lifeway Foods Inc. saw its motion for dismissal of an Illinois consumer class action largely denied on Wednesday when a federal judge tossed only two counts from a complaint alleging it falsely marketed a probiotic dairy product known as kefir.

Illinois resident Andrew Block filed the suit in March on behalf of a putative class he alleges was similarly duped by Lifeway’s marketing that claimed its 32 ounce kefir drink is 99 percent lactose-free. Kefir is "a tart and tangy cultured milk smoothie that is high...
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Case Information

Case Title

Block v. Lifeway Foods, Inc.

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit

365(Personal Inj. Prod. Liability)


Honorable Matthew F. Kennelly

Date Filed

March 3, 2017

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