Gerber Formula Buyers Near Cert. In Allergy False Ad Suit

By Daniel Siegal (January 11, 2016, 9:58 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday tentatively certified a class of potentially thousands of buyers of Gerber Good Start Gentle baby formula who allege the company falsely claimed the product kept babies from developing allergies, saying those who bought formula containing allegedly misleading labeling can proceed together.

During a hearing in Los Angeles on named plaintiff Oula Zakaria's motion for class certification, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt said that although Zakaria had alleged Gerber spread its misrepresentations through advertising and its website as well, the standards of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 23(b) could be met specifically on the grounds...

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