Nestle Ducks Suit Over 'Fake' White Chocolate Chips

By Mike Curley (June 5, 2020, 3:49 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge has handed Nestle USA Inc. a win in a proposed class action alleging the company misled consumers into buying fake white chocolate chips, ruling that the named plaintiffs' assumptions about the product don't support their claims.

In an order filed Thursday, U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman wrote that Steven Prescott and Linda Cheslow's complaint fails to establish that the packaging on Nestle's "Toll House's Premier White Morsels" is deceptive, saying neither the words "white" nor "premier" would lead buyers to believe the product is white chocolate.

"Plaintiffs allege that the words 'white' and 'premier' ... are...

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