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Trader Joe's Says Shoppers Lied About Truffle DNA Tests

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 6:42 PM EST) -- Trader Joe’s Co. has asked a New York federal court to impose sanctions on shoppers who filed a proposed class action accusing the grocery store of charging premium prices on truffle-flavored olive oil containing no black truffle, claiming Friday that the shoppers lied about whether DNA tests proved the lack of truffles.

Trader Joe’s requested a premotion conference for a motion for sanctions on Friday upon receiving subpoenaed DNA tests that allegedly "confirmed" the absence of black truffle. Trader Joe’s claimed that the shoppers had pursued the lawsuit despite an earlier email from the lab stating that absence of truffle did...

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New York Southern

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Other Fraud


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May 2, 2017

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