Balser et al v. The Hain Celestial Grp., Inc., No. 14-55074 (9th Cir.): The Ninth Circuit reversed the district Court’s dismissal of this putative class action alleging that the use of the word “Natural” on some of the labels of Defendant’s “Alba Botanics” line of personal care products is misleading because the products contain

Lewin v. Kraft Heinz Foods Co., No. 3:16-cv-823 (N.D. Cal.): Putative class action alleging violation of California’s CLRA, UCL, and FAL, as well as claims for breach of warranty (express and implied merchantability), fraud, and negligent misrepresentation, based on the allegation that Defendant has falsely advertised its grated parmesan cheese products as containing “100% parmesan cheese,” when in fact the product contains significant amounts of adulterants and fillers, including cellulose, a filler and anti-clumping agent derived from wood pulp. Complaint.

Moschetta v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dba Great Value, No. 7:16-cv-1377 (S.D.N.Y.): Putative class action alleging violation of New York’s consumer protection statutes on behalf of a New York subclass, and all other states’ consumer protection statutes on behalf of a national class, as well as claims for breach of warranty (implied fitness and implied merchantability) and common law unjust enrichment, based on the allegation that Defendant falsely advertised its Great Value grated parmesan cheese products as containing “100% parmesan cheese,” when the product contains significant amounts of adulterants and fillers, including cellulose, a filler and anti-clumping agent derived from wood pulp. Complaint.
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In re: Subway Footlong Sandwich Mark’g & Sales Practices Litig., No. 2:13-md-2439 (E.D. Wis.): The Court issued an order granting final approval of class action settlement in multiple, consolidated putative class actions alleging that Defendant misrepresents its sub sandwiches as being a “foot long” or 12 inches, when in fact the sandwiches are materially shorter.

Marshall et al v. Monster Beverage Corp, No. 2:14-cv-6311 (C.D. Cal.): The Court issued an order denying Plaintiffs’ unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement in this putative class action alleging that Defendant misrepresents its Hansen’s, Vidration, Blue Sky, Energy Pro, Diet Red, and Blue Energy products as being “Natural,” “100% Natural,”