Judge Trims Kraft, Cadbury False Ad Class Action

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 1:46 PM EST) -- A California judge on Monday stripped claims from a putative class action accusing Kraft Foods Global Inc. and Cadbury Adams USA LLC of misleading consumers as to the healthfulness of multiple products, including breath mints, Jell-O and Easy Mac.

Judge Ronald M. Whyte tossed multiple claims brought against the companies under state false advertising and unfair competition statutes as well as the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act over the labeling of myriad Kraft and Cadbury products, citing federal preemption issues as well as the plaintiff's failure...
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