Topic Archives: MDL

Is the Coke Half Full or Half Empty?

Earlier this month, a California federal judge certified six classes asserting state consumer protection statute claims in a multidistrict litigation alleging that The Coca-Cola Co. misled consumers about artificial flavors and added preservatives in its Coke products. See In re: Coca‑Cola Products Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation (No. II), 4:14-md-02555, N.D. Cal. Plaintiffs did not ...›

Testing 101: Court Dismisses Whole Foods’ Yogurt MDL over Failure to Comply With FDA Testing Requirements
March 18, 2016FDA, Food Misbranding, MDL, Retail

Testing 101: Court Dismisses Whole Foods’ Yogurt MDL over Failure to Comply With FDA Testing Requirements

On February 16, 2016, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of the Western District of Texas dismissed a multidistrict litigation involving 11 putative class action lawsuits against various Whole Foods corporate entities and Skotidakis, Inc., a third-party manufacturer, based on an alleged misrepresentation regarding the sugar content in Whole Foods’ store-brand yogurt. ...›

June 25, 2014False Advertising, Food Misbranding, MDL

Phelps v. Coca-Cola: Orange Juice Misbranding “Copycat” Suit Finds Its Way Into State Court

Copycat lawsuits appear to be increasing in food labeling cases. The Coca-Cola Company (“Coca-Cola”) is the latest company to be targeted with a copycat suit in California. A putative class action, Phelps v. The Coca-Cola Co., No. BC547592, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 3, 2014, alleges that Coca-Cola misleadingly promoted its Simply ...›