Kraft Heinz Can't Get Clear Of Crystal Light False Ad Suit

Law360 (July 21, 2020, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge won't let Kraft Heinz Co. out of a proposed class action alleging it falsely labels its Crystal Light drinks as free of artificial flavors, saying the proposed class has adequately pled that the malic acid in the drinks is both artificial and used as a flavor.

In an order published Monday, U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer sided with named plaintiffs Narguess Noohi and Robert Bryce Stewart III, saying the shortcomings that Kraft points to in its motion to dismiss are not fatal at this stage.

Noohi and Stewart, in their December suit, allege that Crystal Light...

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