Subway Beats Tuna Label Suit As Judge Notes Fishy Citations
By Hannah Albarazi (October 7, 2021, 10:17 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Thursday dismissed for now Subway customers' proposed class action alleging the sandwich chain misrepresented its tuna as sustainable, saying the customers didn't plead reliance on the purported misrepresentations and admonishing plaintiffs' attorneys that it makes him "suspicious" to see parties citing cases outside the circuit.
U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar during a hearing Thursday told Subway customers that the complaint "definitely doesn't identify the specific representation that Subway made." The suit, filed earlier this year, claims the customers were misled to believe they were buying Subway products containing sustainably farmed skipjack or yellow fin tuna.
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