Ocean Spray Fails To Decertify Class In ‘Artificial Flavors’ Suit
Law360 (July 11, 2019, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The maker of Ocean Spray on Wednesday failed to decertify a class of customers in a suit accusing it of falsely advertising that its juice-based beverages don’t include artificial flavors, with a California federal judge saying the attempt to invalidate a pricing analysis and consumer survey conducted by the lead plaintiff did not hold up.
The analysis and survey were used to demonstrate that class claims predominate over individualized ones and concluded consumers were paying more for some Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc. products than they would if they believed the beverages contained the alleged artificial flavors.
But U.S. District Judge Gonzalo...
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