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Trader Joe's Says Shoppers Lied About Truffle DNA Tests

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 6:42 PM EST) -- Trader Joe’s Co. has asked a New York federal court to impose sanctions on shoppers who filed a proposed class action accusing the grocery store of charging premium prices on truffle-flavored olive oil containing no black truffle, claiming Friday that the shoppers lied about whether DNA tests proved the lack of truffles.

Trader Joe’s requested a premotion conference for a motion for sanctions on Friday upon receiving subpoenaed DNA tests that allegedly "confirmed" the absence of black truffle. Trader Joe’s claimed that the shoppers had pursued...
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