Consumer Advocacy Grp. v. Olivier Napa Valley, Inc. et al, No. BC580857 (Cal. Super. Ct. – Los Angeles County):  The Court granted Plaintiff’s unopposed motion for entry of consent judgment in this Proposition 65 action alleging that Defendants’ raspberry balsamic vinegar products contain lead. The terms of the settlement are: (1) Defendant is permanently enjoined

Petersen v. CJ America, Inc., No. 3:14-cv-02570 (S.D. Cal.):  The Court issued an order granting preliminary approval of settlement in this putative class action asserting violations of California’s consumer protection statutes and a claim for breach of express warranty.  Plaintiff claims that Defendant’s Annie Chun’s brand of prepackaged food products are misrepresented as having

Saeidian v. The Coca Cola Co., No. 2:09-cv-6309 (C.D. Cal.): Plaintiff filed an unopposed motion for preliminary approval of class action settlement in this putative class action alleging violations of California’s UCL and FAL, based on the allegation that Defendant’s Minute Maid brand juice products were deceptively marketed as containing primarily blueberry and pomegranate

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,”

Teufel v. Karlin Foods Corp., No. 1:14-cv-23100 (S.D. Fla.): The Court issued a final order approving a class action settlement in this putative class action alleging violation of Florida’s DUTPA, and raising claims of negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment. Plaintiff based the case on the allegation that Defendant misleadingly advertises its Great Value Corn

Brown et al v. Hain Celestial Group, Inc., No. 3:11-cv-03082 (N.D. Cal.): The Court issued an order granting Plaintiff’s motion for final approval of class action settlement and dismissal of all claims with prejudice in this putative consumer class action asserting violations of California’s CLRA, UCL, and COPA (California Organic Products Act). Plaintiffs in

Marshall et al v. Monster Beverage Corp., No. 2:14-cv-6311 (C.D. Cal.): 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,” or “All Natural” when they actually contain color additives and synthetic ingredients such as citric acid

In re: Subway Footlong Sandwich Mark’g & Sales Practices Litig., No. 2:13-md-2439 (E.D. Wis.):  Subway moved unopposed for final approval of a proposed settlement in multiple pending consolidated putative class actions alleging that its sub sandwiches are shorter than 12 inches as represented by their “foot long” label. The terms of the proposed settlement

Peterson v. CJ America, Inc., No. 3:14-cv-2570 (S.D. Cal.): Plaintiff in Peterson alleges that several of Defendant’s pre-packaged food products were mislabeled as having “NO MSG ADDED” and as “100% all natural ingredients,” when the products contain several ingredients containing MSG.

On Plaintiff’s motion, the Court denied preliminary approval of a class settlement whereby Defendant agreed to contribute $1.5 million to a Settlement Fund from which the following items would be paid: attorneys’ fees and expenses not to exceed $375,000, an incentive award to Plaintiff of $5,000, settlement administration expenses, and cash awards to class members.
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